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Somali Islamists under ‘black flag’ of Al-Qaeda, Taliban: president

Somalia’s interim president has appealed for international help in dealing with a powerful Islamist movement he accused of operating under the “black flag” of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Speaking here to a US-backed panel of diplomats trying to salvage foundering peace talks, President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed said Thursday the world had a “moral obligation” to help protect his weak government from “foreign terrorists.” Full Story

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