Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Islamists open militia camp

Somalia's powerful Islamist movement opened a militia training camp on Wednesday with trainers from Eritrea, Afghanistan and Pakistan, witnesses said.

...The Islamists' hardline leader, Shiekh Hassan Dahir Aweys, attended the opening of the camp for more than 600 Islamist militiamen at Hiilweyne, north of Mogadishu.

Somali Islamists, foreign trainers open militia camp (Reuters) 23 August, 2006