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Fatuma Hassan Noor (top, left) and her daughter Amal Ahmed take a break from military training in Ibanda, Uganda. Fellow Somalis are being trained through a European Union program designed to provide a force that will contribute to the stabilization of Somalia. Ms. Noor instructs trainees in combat medical care using a mannequin (above). (Associated Press)

Fatuma Hassan Noor (top, left) and her daughter Amal Ahmed take a break from military training in Ibanda, Uganda. Fellow Somalis are being trained through a European Union program designed to provide a force that will contribute to the stabilization of Somalia. Ms. Noor instructs trainees in combat medical care using a mannequin (above). (Associated Press)

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