U.N. lifts Somalia light weapons embargo for one year

The resolution, unanimously adopted by the 15-member council, leaves in place a ban on surface-to-air missiles, larger-calibre guns, howitzers, cannons and mortars, anti-tank guided weapons, mines and night vision weapon sights.

U.N. lifts Somalia light weapons embargo for one year

World Bulletin / News Desk

The U.N. Security Council agreed on Wednesday to lift a decades-old arms embargo on Somalia's government for one year, allowing the country to buy light weapons to combat fighters.

The resolution, unanimously adopted by the 15-member council, leaves in place a ban on surface-to-air missiles, larger-calibre guns, howitzers, cannons and mortars, anti-tank guided weapons, mines and night vision weapon sights.

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