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Somalia

Hassan Dahir Aweys

Date of Birth: 1935


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Fall out at the top

Notably the Ayr were closely linked to the ICU: Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' is Ayr as is Adan Hashi 'Ayro' commander of Al Shabaab...


Unlikely meeting of minds

The Abgal will not back Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed the former ICU Executive Committee Chairman as one of their clan representatives at the NRC because he allowed Ayr leaders such as Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' and Shabaab Commander Adan Hashi 'Ayro' to take control of the ICU in June last year failing to preserve the 'rightful place' of the Abgal/Mudalood/Hawiye in running Mogadishu...


The Jihadists' friend

One main reason for Ethiopia's intervention in Somalia last year was that Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' Chairman of the ICU council and an advocate of Somali irredentism had visited Asmara to ask for regional support against the Transitional Federal Government (TFG)...


Peacekeepers under fire

Most Abgal believed that the ICU had been hijacked by Salafi jihadist warlords led by two Ayr/Habr Gidir sheikhs Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' and Ayro together with some ex-Afghanistanmujahideen and opportunistic clan warlords such as Sheikh Yusuf Mohamed Siad 'Indha Adde' (Ayr)...


Peace but no keepers

Both SICC leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' and commander of the SICC's Al Shabaab (Youth) militia Sheikh Adan Hashi 'Ayro' are Ayr/Habr Gidir/Hawiye...


Hotel Mogadishu

The questioning led by 'Mahad' an SICC intelligence officer was interrupted by the phone call and intervention of SICC leader Sheik Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' who is wanted as a designated terrorist by the United States...


Breaking the arms embargo

Djibouti Egypt Eritrea Iran Libya Saudi Arabia and Syria together with Hezbollah from Lebanon are identified as providing arms training supplies or troops to the Supreme Islamic Courts Council (SICC formerly Islamic Courts Union) regime under Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' in Mogadishu...


Beyond the Horn

As the Supreme Islamic Courts Council (SICC) and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia started their third round of talks in Sudan on 1 November Ethiopia insisted it would protect the TFG in Baidoa while the SICC's Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' threatened to attack the town...


A threat to the Horn and beyond

For now there is little middle ground let alone appetite for sharing power between the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) under President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed in Baidoa and the Supreme Islamic Courts Council (SICC) under Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' in Mogadishu...


Courts without authority

That could change: Addis Ababa is certain that Eritrea has been sending arms to Mogadishu from Libya; and the Chairman of the SICC Sheikh Hassan Dahir 'Aweys' specialises in rhetoric and military threats against Ethiopia...


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