Street role for US troops

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The Independent Online
MOGADISHU - American troops hope a decision to send them back on patrol on the streets of the Somali capital will end confusion about their role, Reuter reports.

But a UN official said the move, which is intended to stop militia gunmen hampering relief work, would have little impact if it were not accompanied by a policy of disarming militia gunmen. 'The troops are a bit confused by the ever-evolving policy,' a US officer said.