Military branches: A Somali National Army was attempted under the interim government; numerous factions and clans maintain independent militias, and the Somaliland and Puntland regional governments maintain their own security and police forces
Definition: This entry lists the names of the ground, naval, air, marine, and other defense or security forces.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of April 17, 2003
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