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U.S. Wants Somalia’s Islamists to Help Find Al-Qaeda Operatives

Somalia’s Islamist militia, now in control of the capital, Mogadishu, and the southern region, should help find al-Qaeda terrorists and other non-Somali fighters in the country, a U.S. State Department official said. Militiamen of the Union of Islamic Courts last week took control of Mogadishu from forces of the Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism, which has accused the Islamists of sheltering al-Qaeda members. The movement said last week it isn’t an enemy of the U.S. Full Story

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