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Islamic leader talks of peace in Somalia

The leader of Somalia’s Council of Islamic Courts said Wednesday that a peace deal can be found for his Horn of Africa country, but only if neighboring Ethiopia withdraws troops now protecting a weak transitional government. Islamic militias loyal to Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys have taken over much of the country and flanked the internationally backed government on three sides, prompting fears of civil war or a regional war drawing in Somalia’s neighbors. Full Story

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