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Somalia

Hassan Dahir Aweys

Date of Birth: 1935


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The youth game gets older

Its progenitor Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' was the ICU leader who arranged for Aden Hashi 'Ayro' a young returnee from two years training with the Taliban in Afghanistan to be appointed commander of the Court militia...


Bristling border

Most ARS leaders attended the talks and have not returned to Asmara leaving there only their more extreme elements including Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' and supporters of Somalia's Al Shabaab (youth) Islamist militia...


A targeted killing

Ayro was the most prominent and feared face of Al Shabaab which Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' founded in 2003...


The border deadlock

Washington was interested in the presence of Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' who it believes has links to Al Qaida...


Missing the target

The present Al Shabaab leadership refused to attend the Asmara meeting though its founder and former Al Itihaad commander Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' did...


A new man in Mogadishu

Founded by Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' and led by Adan Hashi 'Ayro' (both Ayr/Habr Gidir) it is now run by Afghanistan-trained mujahideen from various clans...


Bad history

The strongest was the Islamic Courts Union which ruled Mogadishu for six months last year included Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' identified by both the UN and USA as linked to Al Qaida...

Addis Ababa concerned by Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys's calls for a 'Greater Somalia' to include parts of Ethiopia Djibouti and Kenya remains alarmed by the danger that Al Shabaab's Eritrean-backed terrorism will spread across the border into Ethiopia's unstable Somali state (AC Vol 48 No 19)...


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