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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Clan Elder Assissinated in Somalia

Maalim Harun Maalim Yusuf was assissinated Saturday in Mogadishu. He was a key negotiator in the current peace talks.
  • Here are the detailes in the BBC, Reuters, and al Jazeera
  • It is the first time in living memory that a Clan Elder has been killed in war.
  • He was a negotiator for a sub-clan of the Abgal clan at a government-backed reconciliation summit that began last month.
  • Yusuf was from the same sub-clan as Ali Mohamed Gedi, the Somali prime minister.

Who bennifits most if the peace talks fail?

-Al Qaeda, (and which Clan)

Who looses?

-Ehthiopia, the Union of Islamic Cournts, The Transitional Government

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