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Somali government denies weapons stolen from Military training sold in Mogadishu markets

Mogadishu(Mogadishu centre) The ministry of internal security has categorically denied a report recently published by Reuters claiming Somali army guns looted from General Gordon Military base are being sold in Mogadishu markets.

The spokesman of the ministry of internal security Abdiaziz Ibrahim indicated that the report in false, adding that there are no evidence showing the guns originated from Gordon military base, previously run by UAE.

Reuters news agency has recently published a lengthy report in which it claimed that AK 47 rifles manufactured in China which belongs to the Somali army are being sold in Mogadishu markets, citing two merchants who bought  rifles from members of the Somali army.

Reuters’s report came days after local news reported General Gordon military base has been looted, after the departure of UAE trainers from the base, following UAE ‘sdecision to halt its training mission in Somalia.

 

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