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Somalia militia says it will negotiate

The Islamic militia that controls Somalia’s capital and just named a suspected al-Qaida associate as its leader said Sunday it is still willing to negotiate with the weak interim government that has been sitting in the unstable country’s west. The militia’s new leader, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, condemned the interim government in the past and said he opposed Western-style democracy for Somalia. He could not be reached for comment Sunday; several officials said he was not in Mogadishu. Full Story

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