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SOMALIAN WARLORD STILL REJECTS U.N. TROOPS
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SOMALIAN WARLORD STILL REJECTS U.N. TROOPS

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Somalia's main warlord Saturday reiterated his opposition to U.N. plans to send additional troops to this fractured, starving nation.

Relief agencies, however, frustrated by the looting that has made the delivery of aid a dangerous, often impossible task, urged the United Nations to pour in thousands of troops over Gen. Mohammed Farrah Aidid's objections.The U.N. Security Council on Friday warned Somali factions to stop blocking the distribution of humanitarian aid and the deployment of additional soldiers to protect it, or take responsibility for aggravating a humanitarian nightmare.

But the stern words, like others from the world body, produced no change in Aidid's position.

``Any foreign troops which will be deployed . . . will create tensions,' he told a news conference. He repeated oft-made claims that his forces could provide sufficient security for aid workers and supplies.

By some estimates, half the 180,000 tons of emergency aid sent this year to Somalia has been stolen, aggravating the plight of a country where more than 100,000 people have died from drought and warfare, and 2 million more are at risk of starving.

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