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Somali Islamists say will not observe peace deal

A powerful Somali Islamist group that boycotted U.N.-brokered peace talks said on Monday it would not respect a ceasefire reached over the weekend until all Ethiopian troops backing the government had left the country. The hardline Islamist Shabaab faction, which launches attacks on government positions almost every day, said the agreement signed between the government and the more moderate but exiled Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS) Islamist group was only a ploy to splinter the opposition. (Full Story)

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