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AMISOM troop surge pledged by Burundi and Uganda could make a difference in fight against Somali militants and ultimately, in the lives of civilians caught in the crossfire:

MOGADISHU, March 26 (Reuters)

by George Obulutsa; editing by Mark Heinrich

Uganda and Burundi said on Saturday they have committed 3,000 extra troops to the African Union mission in Somalia, bolstering the fight against insurgents. (more…)

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By: George Obulutsa; editing by Mark Heinrich

March 26, 2011

MOGADISHU, March 26 (Reuters) – Uganda and Burundi said on Saturday they have committed 3,000 extra troops to the African Union mission in Somalia, bolstering the fight against insurgents.

The U.N.-backed Transitional Federal Government of President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed controls part of the capital, and AMISOM — AU troops from Uganda and Burundi — is fighting to keep two hardline Islamist insurgent groups from taking over the rest. (more…)

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