Itching To Leave

Those Troubles Behind American troops will gladly turn Somalia over to the U.N. in May

AFTER THREE MONTHS ON SOMALI SOIL, THE U.S.-led forces are heading into the homestretch. U.S. special envoy Robert Oakley took his leave, pronouncing the success of Operation Restore Hope in saving thousands of Somali lives and in bringing an end to the clan warfare that has plagued the country for more than two years. He may have overstated the case. Though the famine has abated, peace remains elusive, and the new U.N. force in Somalia, UNOSOM II, will face continued trouble when it takes command on May 1.

Clan fighting in the southern port town of Kismayu continued, as residents stripped...

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