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February 7, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until a few weeks ago, Haji Shekhey Abdi's people were starving to death. Civil war combatants had stolen their cattle, their tractors and their food. Terrorized villagers were afraid to work in the fields or take their produce to market. But Abdi, his four children, six grandchildren and the rest of the village recently brought in a crop of corn, their first in two years. As they have for centuries, they thanked the God of Islam. But this year they also thanked the United States.
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February 16, 1993 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a midday breeze as hot as the breath of a furnace, a dozen men in calf-length skirts worked slowly across the field, deftly slicing off the ripe heads of yard-high sorghum plants with their daggers. Behind, young boys with metal-tipped hoes followed, hacking down the remaining stalks, dry and brittle as straw, so they could be used later to feed cows and camels.
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February 16, 1993 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a midday breeze as hot as the breath of a furnace, a dozen men in calf-length skirts worked slowly across the field, deftly slicing off the ripe heads of yard-high sorghum plants with their daggers. Behind, young boys with metal-tipped hoes followed, hacking down the remaining stalks, dry and brittle as straw, so they could be used later to feed cows and camels.
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February 7, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until a few weeks ago, Haji Shekhey Abdi's people were starving to death. Civil war combatants had stolen their cattle, their tractors and their food. Terrorized villagers were afraid to work in the fields or take their produce to market. But Abdi, his four children, six grandchildren and the rest of the village recently brought in a crop of corn, their first in two years. As they have for centuries, they thanked the God of Islam. But this year they also thanked the United States.
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