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Threat of War Looms in Somalia

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Threat of War Looms in Somalia

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Threat of War Looms in Somalia

Threat of War Looms in Somalia

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Leaders of Somalia's Islamist movement are threatening to attack Ethiopian troops who are in the country backing the interim government. Meanwhile, a U.S. diplomat says al-Qaida is gaining a stronghold in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia.

Matt Bryden, with the International Crisis Group, tells Steve Inskeep that war could break out in Somalia in the coming weeks. Bryden, however, downplays the role and strength of al-Qaida in the country.

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