December 22, 2006

"Somalia in a state of war"

"Somalia in a state of war"
21 Dec 2006
By: Sue Turton
The Islamist leaders of Mogadishu warn that they consider themselves at war now with Ethiopa.
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Somalia is now in a state of war. That was the warning from Islamist leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys in Mogadishu as his militias clashed with pro-government fighters for a second day.Only yesterday, both sides agreed to a ceasefire and talks after meetings with EU envoy Louis Michel. But the deal broke down within hours and Sheik Aweys called on his countrymen to take part in the struggle against Ethiopia, whose troops are reported to be fighting on the government's side.Sue Turton reports on the latest violence in Somalia and explains how it's dragging in neighbouring countries in the Horn of Africa.

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