Aweys Osman Yusuf
08, Feb.07 ( Sh.M.Network)
that more than 11 US soldiers were seized by Somalia’s routed
Islamists in southern Somalia are once again surfacing.
to Al-nedaa, a newspaper based in Yemen, the Islamic Courts Executive
Council leader, Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, has told the newspaper
that his release by the Americans and Kenyan authority in Nairobi
came after negotiations were made over the discharge of 15 US marines
in the hands of the fugitive Islamists in south of the country.
groups based in some unidentified Arab countries are reportedly
arbitrating the US agents in East Africa and the Union of Islamists
over the release of the American soldiers.
close Sheik Sharif say that Sheik Ahmed stipulated the discharge
of US captives with the condition that he should have his own freedom
on which the, sources said, the US agreed.
The sources said at least 15 American soldiers were seized after
they landed on the ground around Raskamboni near the Kenyan border
where the US warplanes were striking.
paper said during the capture, four US soldiers were wounded.
Sheik Sharif said the deal he made with the US would be implemented
Americans were also convinced that the leaders of Islamists should
be given the chance to play affective roles in the national reconciliation
conference due to be held in Somalia to achieve a broad based government.
US resorted to the Islamist groups in Arab countries which had links
with Somalia’s Islamists after it found out US soldiers were
captured in southern Somalia.
said Yemeni government is also mediating the US and sheik Sharif.
Yemen would hand over Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed back to US in Nairobi
if negotiations to release the soldiers fail.
Media Network Somalia
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