The entire UIC leadership is fine and well
Kavkaz, February 4 - The entire
Firstly the sheikh spoke about his coming to Kenya stating that the Kenyan government and other Arab friendly nations (possibly Yemen, Qatar) was in daily contact with his group as they left Mogadishu, and has consulted the other leaders before he went ahead with the meeting with the Americans and Kenyans. He further said that he did not surrender to any one nor he feared for his safety as the Kenyans and other diplomats including the Americans welcomed him and held several meetings with him. He urged the Somalis to reconcile and advised the resistance to ovoid targeting civilian populated areas, he said his demand was still that the entire Ethiopians should leave the country before any meetings takes place with the puppet government.
He also stated that the Americans understood a need to build a government who is chosen by the people so there can be a lasting peace, he said that "any foreign troops will only fuel violence and would not solve anything as the Americans could not solve anything during the 1990s peace mission"
He informed the Islamic courts supporters that the air strike did not harm any of the leadership and they were sending their greetings to
Asked by the media whether he would come to
More violence followed today in Mogadishu as gunmen killed a senior police colonel in the city centre and more former Islamic fighters stream back into the city as the Ethiopians withdraw, Mogadishu resident told KC that some of the senior Islamic courts members returned to the city and where in a "planning activity".
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Sheikh Shariif also said he had no knowledge of any American soldiers captured by his group nor was his life was in any danger, he praised the resistance and told the world the no country would accept an invasion and would always resist. KC