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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Somalia gets a commercial flight

Gun smugglers is one thing, but a commercial aircraft flying intoSomalia?
The first commercial flight in a decade departed Mogadishu's newly reopened international airport Sunday, demonstrating how Islamic militants have pacified the once-anarchic capital and much of southern Somalia.

Local airlines had been operating from private airstrips outside the capital.

Now, Islamic militiamen are guarding the airport for commercial passengers, said Sheik Muqtar Robow, deputy defense chief for the Islamic group.


Who'd thunk it? Wonder what sort of passengers are arriving? Somalia as a new tourist attraction? After all, Shar'ia law is fun for all...

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