[dehai-news] (SMN) Asmara-based Somali leader denies meeting Sheik Sharif

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From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (eritrea.lave@comhem.se)
Date: Tue Aug 02 2005 - 07:06:23 EDT

Sheik Aways denies meeting Sheik Sharif

Posted: 1/6/2009 6:56:00 AM

Shabelle: SOMALIA

ASMARA (Sh. M. Network)-Sheik Hassan Dahir Aways, the leader of an
Islamist opposition group based in Eritrean capital Asmara denied talks
saying that he and Sheik Sharif were going to meet in Cairo Egypt; Radio
Shabelle interviews him on Tuesday.
"I can meet Sheik Sharif but that does not bring any change according to
our differences,"Aways told radio Shabelle.
"We are not dealing with the enemy (Ethiopia) which is killing and
displacing our people until it leaves Somalia."
Sheik Hassan Dahir Aways denied reports that emerged earlier about
mediating efforts relating that Sheik Sharif and Sheik Aways were going
to meet in Cairo, Egypt.
Sheik Aways said Somalis must be free from outside intervention to
decide the future of their country.
Sheik Hassan Dahir Aways leads the Asmara based wing of the Alliance for
the Re-liberation of Somalia and had previously refused to be part of
peace deal that was signed in Djibouti between transitional government
and the Djibouti based wing of the alliance led by Sheik Sharif Sheik
Sheik Aways and Sheik Sharif were the leaders of the Islamic Courts
Union in Somalia but they split after Shiek Sharif and his group
reconciled with the transitional government of Somalia.
Shabelle Media Network

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