Somalia Army Weapons Openly Sold in Mogadishu Markets-UN Monitorig Group Report 2018

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Somalilandsun- U.N. investigators said in a new report, Somali army weapons and ammunition continue to be diverted to open markets despite the government’s pledges to prevent its arms from leaking and ending up in the hands of Islamist militants. The Somalia-Eritrea Monitoring Group, an 8-member panel of investigators that monitors compliance with U.N. sanctions on the two countries, said there had been improvements in government reports on the contents of its armories but suggested the situation remained unsatisfactory. The group said in its confidential 482-page annual report, obtained by Reuters on Friday, “The Federal Government has not imported weapons into Somalia in full compliance with its obligations pursuant to the modification of the arms embargo by the Security Council.”