12 May 2009

Somalia: Islamist Leader Says He Handed Over His Weapons

Sheik Yusuf Mohamed Siad known as Indha Ade, an Islamist leader has said on Tuesday that he has handed over his weapons to a man who he described as his brother.

Sources said that Indho Ade handed his weapons to the opposition leader Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys.

Sheik Yusuf Inda'ade told Shabelle Media that he totally handed over his entire weapons to one of his brothers declining to name the man he handed over to his weapons.

Sheik Yusuf has been asked if he had totally halted the politics of Somalia but declined to say more about that question.

Asked about how he sees the fighting in Mogadishu, Sheik Yusuf Inda'ade replied that they were not part of the fighting adding that peace and solution is the only thing they need.

The statement of Islamist leader Sheik Yusuf Mohamed Siad Inda'ade comes as there has been heavy fighting between the government soldiers and Islamist insurgent forces for the past 5 days in the capital Mogadishu.

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