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January 5, 1993 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the afternoon market for qat, the leaves that Somalis chew as a stimulant and mild narcotic, the salespeople once were only men, sometimes wearing old-style robes, more often in shabby Western dress. But these days, women in bright-colored scarves are elbowing their male compatriots aside for the attention of the throng of customers. It is one of many signs around town of the changed role for women in the wake of two years of civil war here.
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January 5, 1993 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the afternoon market for qat, the leaves that Somalis chew as a stimulant and mild narcotic, the salespeople once were only men, sometimes wearing old-style robes, more often in shabby Western dress. But these days, women in bright-colored scarves are elbowing their male compatriots aside for the attention of the throng of customers. It is one of many signs around town of the changed role for women in the wake of two years of civil war here.
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December 9, 1992 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just a smidgen over 5 feet tall, Navy Seabee Jana Edge nevertheless waslong on confidence that she will be up to the challenge in Somalia. The 19-year-old and 123 other Seabees from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 were standing in formation Tuesday on a grassy parade field near North Island Naval Air Station. Wearing Kevlar helmets, combat gear and carrying M-16 assault rifles, they waited for orders to board Air Force C-5 transports that would fly them to Somalia. "It's our job.
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December 9, 1992 | H. G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Navy Seabee Jana Edge, 19, is long on confidence that she is up to the challenge in Somalia. She and 123 other Seabees from Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 were standing in formation Tuesday on a grassy parade field near North Island Naval Air Station. Wearing Kevlar helmets, combat gear and carrying M-16 assault rifles, they waited for orders to board Air Force C-5 transports that would fly them to Somalia. "It's our job.
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