DC,(AFP)8th January 2002
the United States need not look for Osama Bin Laden is Somalia,
its Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah said in an interview
released last sunday. " I can assure you of one thing. Bin
Laden can't come to Somalia and get safe haven", Farah Said
in the January 14 edition of Newsweek International .
intelligence turns up ever more places Bin Laden is not, Strategists
say lawless Somalia might be a hideout , but Farah does'nt
think so . " There are no secrets in Somalia", said Farah
$25 million US reward, Somalis would sell out Bin Laden right
away . However,UN officials debate whether Somalia may be
home to cells of Bin Laden Al-Qaeda network .
administration has withheld its support for Farah's transitional
Government because its potential members have links to international
terrorism. " Give me the names.
they give us the names ? I hav'nt formed my government yet,
but I would never include people suspected of extremism",said
to speculation that US forces could be sent to Somalia to
root out alleged terrorists there , Farh does not welcome
the U.S. war machine.
if they come to help us, we will welcome them", said Farah
. " We need the U.S. to assist us, not to strike us".