Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Somalia falls to Islamists

Steve Bloomfield, London Independent The last Somali warlord left fighting Islamists in Mogadishu surrendered yesterday after two days of battles that killed more than 140 people. Abdi Awale Qaybdiid is believed to have fled after scores of his troops handed over their weapons. ...He was the last of an alliance of warlords backed by the United States which claimed to have formed an anti-terrorism coalition. The group had been fighting the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), a group of Islamists which wants to bring sharia law to the whole of Somalia - a country that has been lawless and leaderless since 1991. And they trashed Clinton over losing two helicopters, the lives of 18 American troops, and assorted body parts of 73 others. Bush has lost a whole d--n country.
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