ReliefWeb » Document » Somali rebel chief Aweys calls for truce in south

https://i1.wp.com/www.fettan.com/images/somalia_aden_ahmed_aweys_110706_AP.jpgMOGADISHU, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The leader of Somalia’s Hizbul Islam rebels, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, called on rival al Shabaab insurgents on Tuesday to agree a ceasefire and end days of sporadic clashes around the southern port of Kismayu.Fighters from al Shabaab, which Washington says is al Qaeda’s proxy in the failed Horn of Africa state, drove Hizbul Islam gunmen out of Kismayu last week and the two groups have continued to battle each other in surrounding districts.Aweys told reporters in the capital Mogadishu the fighting between the rebels was only helping their mutual foes — Somalia’s U.N.-backed government and African Union peacekeepers.

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