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Thursday, 6 September, 2001, 19:01 GMT 20:01 UK
Calls for Somalia war crimes investigation

The United Nations human rights envoy to Somalia, Ghanim Alnajar says he will recommend a full investigation into alleged war crimes in Somalia, during the deployment of UN troops there at the height of the civil war.

The envoy, who visited Somalia earlier this week on a fact-finding mission, said it was important for the UN to review its operations during its time in Somalia.

The enovy added that such an investigation was needed to help heal the divisions in Somalia's fractured society, where there have been years of heavy fighting between clan-based factions.

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