Islamic courts threaten war

Islamic courts threaten war

 

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He was referring to the alleged thousands of troops that diplomats and other witnesses say have crossed over the border to protect the government of Abdullahi Yusuf, the Somali president, in Baidoa.

Baidoa is the only remaining major Somali town under government control.

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The Islamic courts took control of Mogadishu and an area of southern Somalia in June, meaning that the government is flanked by opposition forces on three sides.

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Ethiopia says it has sent only several hundred military advisers into Somalia and that the Islamic courts are spoiling for war.

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“If deployment of troops is made following the UN resolution, then an all out war will be inevitable.”

Yussuf, Nairobi, kenya

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At the weekend, there were two days of clashes between pro-government troops and Islamic courts fighters around Diinsoor, south of Baidoa. Forces from both sides were said by witnesses to be massing near the town of Tiyeglow, 140km northwest of Baidoa, on Tuesday in preparation for a possible clash.

Mohammed Adow, Al Jazeera’s Somalia correspondent, thinks that this time the Islamic courts will stick to the deadline, saying it is a culmination of rhetoric between the two sides.

He says Ethiopia is “hell bent” on protecting the Somali government and has said it will defend any attack on government forces.

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