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Somali Islamist orders ‘holy war’

A Somali Islamist leader has ordered a “holy war” to drive out Ethiopian troops, after they entered the country to protect the weak interim government. “I am calling on the Somali people to wage a holy war against Ethiopians in Somalia,” said Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys of the Union of Islamic Courts. Ethiopia denies that its forces are in the government’s base of Baidoa, but a BBC reporter has seen them patrolling. Full Story

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