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Writethru: Somali Islamist group says "ready for dialogue" over Mogadishu airport ban MOGADISHU, Oct.
Somali Islamist group says "ready for dialogue" over Mogadishu airport ban MOGADISHU, Oct.
Text of report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 9 October [Presenter] Al-Shabab has said they are ready to hold talks regarding the closure of Mogadishu airport in which they have banned all flights from landing at the airport.
Excerpt from report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 9 October [Presenter] A passenger flight has landed in Mogadishu's Adan Adde International Airport a short while ago as the airport has been closed for more than 20 days now following the ban by Al-Shabab.
Excerpt from report by privately-owned Somali Shabeelle Media Network website on 7 October Over 100 clan elders from the Hawiye have today asked Al-Shabab to reopen Mogadishu airport following a meeting in Mogadishu.
Text of report by Somali pro-Puntland government Puntlandpost website on 4 October Shaykh Hasan Dahir Aweys who is among the officials Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia's [ARS] breakaway faction and is based in Asmara, Eritrea, has spoken out on the closure of Mogadishu airport.
Text of report by Swedish-based Somali website Somaliweyn on 23 September The Islamic administration that controls Jowhar, the capital of Middle Shabeelle Region, southern Somalia, has denied that flights are diverting from Mogadishu Airport to Jowhar airport.
Text of report by pro-Islamist Somali website Halgan.net on 21 September The [military] operations spokesman of Union of Islamic Courts [UIC], Shaykh Abdirahim Ise Adow, has reiterated that the UIC does not support the Al-Shabab Islamic Movement's move of closing Mogadishu airport.
Text of report by Somali pro-Puntland government website on 20 September Efforts are under way in Jowhar, Middle Shabeelle [southern Somalia] to operationalize the Jowhar airport, which is controlled by the Union of Islamic Courts [UIC].
Text of report by Somali independent Radio Gaalkacyo on 20 SeptemberPuntland has banned the airlines which obeyed Al-Shabab's order banning flights to Adan Adde International Airport in Mogadishu.
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