From: Yemane Natnael (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Nov 07 2008 - 11:59:40 EST
Nov 8, 2008: A spokesman for Asmara based Alliance for Re-Liberation of Somali (ARS) has said Sheikh Hasan Dahir Aweys will be returning to the country in the coming days.
The return of the popular sheikh, who leads the Asmara faction of ARS, will be a response to (Djibouti based ARS leader) Sheikh Sharif˘s return to Somalia after two years of his stay outside the country.
Informed sources close to the Sheikh who are in Asmara, Eritrea, say that the Sheikh will return to counter Sheikh Sharif who had started playing politics.
A spokesman for Asmara based ARS, Sheikh Isma˘il Haji Adow, said the Sheikh will participate in the war waged on the enemy of God to liberate the country.
The return of Sheikh Aweys to Somalia is a new power struggle between him and Sheikh Sharif and it seems that the two religious leaders will compete in the different regions in Somalia.
Aweys, who is in the US list of terror, is returning to the country when his former friend Sheikh Sharif is visiting one of the regions of the country (Hiran Region) drumming up support for the Djibouti Agreement (signed between his faction and the government)
By: Abdi Guled
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