Informed Sources: Feb. 28, 1994

RETURNED TO SENDER

Washington -- Retired U.S. Admiral JONATHAN HOWE, the United Nations' special representative in Somalia, has been quietly pulled out of that country by U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Howe headed last year's hapless effort to catch Somali strongman Mohammed Farrah Aidid, and even offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to his capture. At the time, Boutros- Ghali vigorously condemned Aidid and called for him to be brought to justice. Nonetheless, U.N. sources say, since Aidid is now considered a key part of peace negotiations, Boutros-Ghali has decided that Howe's continued presence in Somalia would only hinder the process.

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