Tue, Aug 01, 2006
Militia Said To Be Preserving Peace
Mogadishu, the capital
of war-torn Somalia, is a much different place than it was in the
days of "Black Hawk Down" more than a dozen years ago.
So much so, in fact, that the international airport on the
outskirts of the city is open and Sunday... Jubba Airways flew the
first commercial flight from that strip in more than a decade.
"This is a historic flight for me," passenger Hawa Abdi Hussein
said before boarding a plane to the United Arab Emirates. "I think
we at last gained peace and security."
Now, don't thank the government... which is seen by most as all
but powerless. Instead, reports the Associated Press, peace has
been restored by an Islamic militia which now guards the airport...
keeping passengers safe.
Flights have been going in and out of smaller airstrips in
Somalia for years... but efforts to reopen the big airport have
The Islamists seized power in last month's national
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