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Unrest in Somalia Leads to Calls for Envoy

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Unrest in Somalia Leads to Calls for Envoy

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Unrest in Somalia Leads to Calls for Envoy

Unrest in Somalia Leads to Calls for Envoy

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Somalia's potentially explosive mix of instability and radical Islam lead to calls for the United States and its allies to untangle a complicated conflict. U.S. officials fear that Somalia, which has been without a government for 15 years, could become a haven for terrorists.

Islamists now control the capital. Former diplomats and lawmakers are joining the call for a special envoy to the country to aid Somalia's progress.