Somali Islamist: UN troops will fuel insecurity

February 3, 2007 10:47

One of Somalia's top Islamic leaders warned Saturday that the deployment of a foreign peacekeeping force will only fuel growing insecurity in the country. "Peacekeepers could not bring peace in Somalia," Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed told The Associated Press in a rare interview since fleeing Somalia. "Their deployment will add to the already difficult security situation in the country."

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