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Merca

a port in S Somalia on the Indian Ocean. Pop.: 189 000 (2005 est.)
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but I can confirm the president and his delegation are well and reached their final destination Merka to have meetings with local community," said Somali army official Mohamed Qorey, speaking by telephone from Merka.
It also called upon the UN Security Council to impose a blockade on sea ports particularly Kismayo and Merka to prevent the further in-flow of arms and foreign fighters, in this regard the Council urged the UNSC to reach out to the international naval forces present in the region to enforce the blockade.
Earlier in the week the group seized the nearby town of Merka, which has a strategically important airstrip.
On Wednesday, the Islamists seized Merka, a strategic port 90 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu used by the UN World Food Program for food aid deliveries, giving Al-Shabaab its closest foothold yet to Mogadishu.
Last year, another band of pirates tried in vain to board the same ship outside the Somalian port of Merka.
William Merka, former University of Georgia professor and poultry extension scientist, says water savings may be advantageous to processors.
The French naval escort provided for the endangered WFP operation has facilitated a shipment of 3,650 metric tons of food aid from the Kenyan port of Mombasa to Merka, south of Mogadishu in Somalia.
Her survivors include her husband, David; three sons, Scott, Mark, and Thomas; her mother, Merka Ballister; and a brother, Louis Ballister.
They succeeded in gaining temporary control and management of seaports in Kismayo and Merka in 1991, where they earned high marks as relatively honest and effective stewards of international relief, in contrast to predatory factional militia.
We need very cost-effective and reliable service to do our job for the citizens of Texas," said Tom Merka of the state agency's Utilities and Energy office.
villages of Merka, Sir and Beer al-Basha, where they arrested 13 Palestinians,
Reportedly the insurgents took over several towns, including the strategic port of Merka.