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New rifles destined for Somalia

20th November 2017 - 11:18 GMT | by Tim Fish in Mogadishu

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The Turkish government has gifted new rifles to Somalia as part of its plan to expand its influence in the region.

Up to 450 new MPT-76 rifles have been donated to the Somali National Army (SNA). They were built by Turkish armaments manufacturer MKEK.

A defence source in Mogadishu told ...

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