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Bin Laden: Topple Somali Leader

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21 Mar 09 | BBC

Osama Bin Laden has called for the overthrow of Somalia’s moderate Islamist president in an audio recording published on the internet.

Bin Laden said President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed had “changed to partner up with the infidel”.

Mr Ahmed was inaugurated in January after UN-brokered reconciliation talks and has promised to introduce Sharia law to the strongly Muslim country.

But al-Shabab insurgents allied to al-Qaeda have continued to fight him.

Correspondents say the voice on the recording could not be immediately verified but it resembles that of Bin Laden and was published on known militant websites. >>>

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21 March 2009 at 5:00 pm

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