Somalia

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While Somalia begins to recover from a decade of civil war and lawlessness sparked by the overthrow of the national government in 1991, the United States is concerned that warlords and fundamentalist Muslim organizations in that country might offer refuge to terrorist groups fleeing the war in Afghanistan. U.S. intelligence has found that al Qaeda used Somalia as a base to plan the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Bob Edwards speaks with former Somali Prime Minister Ali Galaydh about the need for cooperation between Somalis and the United States to prevent the development of terrorist activity in this vulnerable nation.

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