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Somali Islamist says supports talks with govt

Somalia’s Islamists would resume talks with the country’s interim government to avoid an escalation of violence, a leader of the group that controls much of southern Somalia said on Saturday. “The Council of Islamic Courts is committed to dialogue with the interim federal government as a means to solve disputes,” said a communique issued after talks in Yemen between Sheikh Sharif Ahmed of the Somalia Islamic Courts Council (SICC) and Somali Parliament Speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan. Full Story

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