Latest Bin Laden Tape Targets Somali President

Oust leader for compromising with US, it says
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2009 12:29 PM CDT
Latest Bin Laden Tape Targets Somali President
Fighters of the newly-formed Hezbul Islam, or Islamic Party, patrol in Mogadishu, Somalia, last month.   (AP Photo/Xinhua, Abdurrahman Warsameh)

An audio message allegedly from Osama bin Laden posted on the Internet today and entitled “Fight On, Champions of Somalia,” calls for Somalia's new president to be “dethroned, fought, and removed with armed force,” reports CNN. The elected Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed—who backtracked from a concession to rebels that he would impose Islamic law—is accused of compromising with the US. (Read more Somalia stories.)

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