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Mogadishu faction leaders in Nairobi

Mogadishu faction leaders opposed to the Transitional National Government (TNG), arrived in Nairobi on Friday afternoon. Hussein Mohamed Aidid, Osman Hassan Ali Atto and Muse Sudi Yalahow, who together control parts of south and southwest Mogadishu, are in the Kenyan capital to meet government officials, group spokesman Mowlid Maane Mohamud told journalists on Saturday.

"We are here as guests of Kenya and are seeking an appointment with President Moi, who is the regional leader," he said. The faction leaders are reported to be going to Ethiopia for similar talks after their stop in Nairobi, a member of the delegation told IRIN. According to the source, the aim of their trip is to solicit support for a new reconciliation conference.

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