All Out War Brews In Somalia


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A new UN report highlights a coming fight between the UN backed Somalia government and militant Islamic rebels. It seems outside forces on both sides of the struggle are working to bring about the possibility of all out war.

Somalia's government is backed by bordering Ethiopians and Eritrean troops while he rebels are backed by Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States.

The U.N. is hoping to seek a direct dialog between the parties, but the militant Islamic rebels are commanded by Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys who is "on a list of people with ties to terrorism" - a fact which, by policy, hampers U.N. efforts to mediate through direct talks.

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