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A Casualty Of The Somali Civil War

While driving through Somalia, we came across this battered tank – a casualty of the Somali civil war:

Bombed out tank in Somalia

I was surprised to see that it still had its number plate:

Plate for a bombed out tank in Somalia

The armed guard we hired, Mahamed Ali, poses next to the bombed-out tank for me:

Our guard posing next to the wreck of a somali tank

This crude graveyard was just behind the tank which led me to wonder if it contained the remains of the tank crew and some of those accompanying it… Or perhaps it was the other way around and contains the remains of those that were fighting against the tank occupants?

Graveyard next to bombed out Somali tank

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