October 18, 2007
Somalia Detains U.S. Food Aid Official
From the Associated Press:
Somalia Detains U.N. Food Aid Official
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Dozens of heavily armed government security forces stormed a United Nations compound Wednesday and spirited away the official overseeing emergency food aid for Somalia's war-ruined capital, prompting the agency to suspend distributions.
The World Food Program called for the immediate release of Idris Osman, a Somali in charge of the agency's efforts to help feed tens of thousands of people in Mogadishu. The city is in shambles after more than a decade and a half of chaos and war.
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