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U.S. Sends Weapons to Help Somali Government Repel Rebels Tied to Al-Qaeda

The United States has sent a shipment of weapons and ammunition to the government of Somalia, according to a U.S. official who said the move signals the Obama administration's desire to thwart a takeover of the Horn of Africa nation by Islamist rebels with alleged ties to al-Qaeda.
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By Stephanie McCrummen

 
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