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CANADIAN MILITARY AGREES TO REFORMS

Canada's military will accept most of the recommendations of an inquiry into peacekeeper abuses in Somalia, including changing the way it trains its people, selects its leaders and prepares for missions.

However, the military said Tuesday it will not bring in an inspector-general, as the commission suggested, but will appoint an ombudsman to look into anonymous complaints from the ranks.

The government inquiry, which examined the Canadian mission to Somalia in 1992-93, said the mission was badly planned and poorly organized.

Canada's military was rocked after the torture death of Shidane Arone, 16, at the hands of members of the Canadian Airborne Regiment.

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