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    Somalia Military - 2005

      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

      Military manpower - military age and obligation:
      18 years of age (est.) (2001)

      Military manpower - availability:
      males age 18-49: 1,787,727 (2005 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service:
      males age 18-49: 1,022,360 (2005 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure:
      $18.9 million (2003)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
      0.9% (2003)

      NOTE: The information regarding Somalia on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Somalia Military 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Somalia Military 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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