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URGENT ¥¥¥ UN eases oldest arms embargo to help Somali government

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The UN Security Council on Wednesday eased the arms embargo on Somalia, agreeing on a one year lifting of the oldest international weapons blockade to help the new government.

The 15-member council unanimously passed a resolution allowing light arms to be sold to the Somali armed forces, seeking to rebuild and spread the government's authority in territory held by Islamist militants.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/urgent-un-eases-oldest-arms-embargo-help-somali-government