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Somali Islamists urge Muslim fighters to join jihad

A Somali Islamist defence chief appealed to foreign Muslim fighters for the first time on Saturday to join his movement’s “holy war” against Ethiopia. “We’re saying our country is open to Muslims worldwide. Let them fight in Somalia and wage jihad, and God willing, attack Addis Ababa,” said defence chief Yusuf Mohamed Siad, known as Inda’ade, a hardliner who has given inflammatory remarks in the past. “We want anyone who can help remove the enemy to come in,” he told a news conference in the Islamist stronghold Mogadishu. Full Story

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