BREAKING: Somalia buys weapons amid UN army embargo

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Somalia has allegedly bought Houthi-bound illicit weapons, amid UN Security Council imposed an open ended arms embargo on Somalia.

The weapons which were seized by Djibouti has been sold to Somalia, according to Somali MP Abdullahi Nur said.

He says a plane carrying weapons consisting of AK47s, pistols, ammunitions and other military equipments had landed last month at Aden Adde International airport in Mogadishu.

It remains unknown if UN Security Council was notified over the weapons importation.

There was no comments from Somalia over the weapons brought in the capital of Mogadishu.

UN army embargo in Somalia.

The UN Security Council has imposed an open ended arms embargo on Somalia after meeting in New York, US.

In March 2014 Security Council Resolution 2142 reaffirmed the overall arms embargo on Somalia and extended the provisions related to arms supplies to the Somali government until 25 October 2014.

In October 2014 Security Council Resolution 2182 reaffirmed the overall arms embargo on Somalia and extended the provisions related to arms supplies to the Somali government until 30 October 2015.

It also authorised for a period of 12 months states to inspect in Somali waters or on the high seas vessels bound for Somalia which they have reasonable grounds to believe are carrying weapons to Somalia in violation of the arms embargo.

In November 2017 the arms embargo was extended until 15 November 2018.

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Abdirisaq is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @tuuryare_africa tuuryare10@gmail.com Whatup:00252615990842
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