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The report cited Eritrean links to al Qaeda, and the movement of weapons and money through Somalia and Eritrea.

The monitoring group was formed to investigate violations of arms embargoes in Somalia and Eritrea.

Eritrea won its independence from Ethiopia in 1991 but has had a tense relationship with the country ever since, fighting a two-year war about border disputes in 1998.

Ethiopian President Meles Zenawi in March pledged to use all “diplomatic and military” means to overthrow the Eritrean government.