Hassan Dahir Aweys and Hassan Abdullah Hersi al Turki, two senior al Qaeda leaders in the Islamic Courts, rejected the terms of the cease-fire agreement signed by Sheikh Sharif Ahmed. "We don't see that as a peace deal, we see it as a trap," Aweys said, noting his faction was conducting the attacks in Somalia. A meeting will be held next week to dismiss Ahmed as leader of the Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia, an umbrella group for the insurgency.
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