2 April 2010

Somalia: Ahulu Sunna Clerics Call for Warring Clan Militias to Halt Fighting

Somalia — The Islamist clerics of Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a have called for the Somali clan militias fighting in Parts of Mudug region to halt the fighting, officials told Shabelle radio on Friday.

Sheik Abdullahi Sheik Abdirahman (Abu Yussuf), the spokesman of Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a clerics in central Somalia suggested for the warring Somali clan forces to stop the continuing clashes between the two sides At Amara and Ba'adweyn villages in Mudug region.

"Fighting dos not bring benefits so if you the fighting militias allow to intervene the matter, we shall play good role,: said the Spokesman.

On the other hand the Islamist organization of Hizbul Islam had called for rival clan militias fighting in parts of Hiran region to halt the fighting.

Sheik Mohamed Wehliye Odawa, the spokesman of Hizbul Islam in Hiran region told reporters in Beledwedweyn town that they would send their peace call to the clan militias fighting at around Mataban and Beledweyn town in the centre of Hiran region in central Somalia.

He said every thing was better to be solved through dialogue urging elders of the region to start negotiation.

Both calls form the Islamic administrations of Hizbul Islam and Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a clerics come as there had been clashes between the Somali clan rivals that caused more casualties of deaths, injuries and loss of property.

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