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Somalia

Hassan Dahir Aweys

Date of Birth: 1935


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Al Shabaab targets Eritrea

These officers are said to be close to Hizbul Islam's leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' who returned to Somalia this year after a long stay in Asmara...


Dangers and dilemmas in the Horn of Africa

Stirring up Somalia Eritrea has no direct security interest in Somalia but backs any Somali organisation that opposes Ethiopia: the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) in 2006 the Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia formed (in Asmara) in September 2007 and now Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' and his Hizbul Islam coalition a significant opponent of Somalia's TFG (which the Eritrean government describes as a 'so-called illegal Transitional Government imposed on the Somali people')...


Target Mogadishu

Hizbul Islam came together as a four-party group in January and on 26 May Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' who heads the Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia Asmara faction took over as leader of Hizbul Islam displacing Omar Imam Abubakar...


Keep someone else’s peace

The return of Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' to Mogadishu on 23 April may prove extremely dangerous for the shaky coalition government under Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed (AC Vol 50 No 4)...


The Sheik Sharif show

In early February several insurgent groups rallied in Afmadow under a new umbrella the Hisbul Islam (Party of Islam) led by Omar Imam Abubaker (Badiadde/Hawiye) who was Deputy Chairman to Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' in the Islamic Courts' Shura (Parliament) in mid-2006...


Good-bye, maybe

Other Islamic organisations which did not use violence against the first TFG such as Al Islah are throwing their weight behind the new TFG President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed formerly head of the Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS) and previously head of the ICU until it was taken over by hard-line followers of Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' (AC Vol 49 No 25 and Vol 50 No 1)...


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