Mukhtar Robow, a spokesman for Shebab mi

Mukhtar Robow, a spokesman for Shebab militants speaks during a press conference in Mogadishu on October 27, 2008. Somalia's radical insurgents on Monday vowed to fight on despite Addis Ababa's pledge to respect a UN-sponsored deal reached a day earlier that allows for a pullback of Ethiopian troops. The Somali government and an Islamist opposition umbrella group on Sunday agreed to implement a dormant June ceasefire, paving the way for pro-government Ethiopian troops to pull back from the country. "We have already rejected the (peace) conference and its agreements. We are now saying again that we will not accept them," said Mukhtar Robow, a spokesman for Shebab militants. Ethiopian troops intervened to prop up the feeble Somali government at the end of 2006 and eventually drove the Islamists from much of the country's southern and central regions, where they had established Sharia law. Since then, the Islamists have killed numerous government officials and vowed to fight until the Ethiopians and AMISOM troops, whom they regard as occupiers, withdraw. AFP PHOTO/Mustafa ABDI (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA ABDI/AFP via Getty Images)
Mukhtar Robow, a spokesman for Shebab militants speaks during a press conference in Mogadishu on October 27, 2008. Somalia's radical insurgents on Monday vowed to fight on despite Addis Ababa's pledge to respect a UN-sponsored deal reached a day earlier that allows for a pullback of Ethiopian troops. The Somali government and an Islamist opposition umbrella group on Sunday agreed to implement a dormant June ceasefire, paving the way for pro-government Ethiopian troops to pull back from the country. "We have already rejected the (peace) conference and its agreements. We are now saying again that we will not accept them," said Mukhtar Robow, a spokesman for Shebab militants. Ethiopian troops intervened to prop up the feeble Somali government at the end of 2006 and eventually drove the Islamists from much of the country's southern and central regions, where they had established Sharia law. Since then, the Islamists have killed numerous government officials and vowed to fight until the Ethiopians and AMISOM troops, whom they regard as occupiers, withdraw. AFP PHOTO/Mustafa ABDI (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA ABDI/AFP via Getty Images)
Mukhtar Robow, a spokesman for Shebab mi
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