The jihad will continue. By Les Neuhaus for Associated Press, :
AFGOYE, Somalia – The U.N.-backed Somali government on Friday moved swiftly to assert authority over the capital city Islamic fighters abandoned the day before, though the leader of the insurgents vowed they would continue to fight.
Somalia’s prime minister was preparing to enter the capital, Mogadishu, which Islamic forces held for six months before a string of defeats in the last 10 days to government troops backed by Ethiopian soldiers and jets.
Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, the executive leader of the Council of Islamic Courts, told The Associated Press Friday that his fighters would not be pushed out of Somalia.
“We will not run away from our enemies. We will never depart from Somalia. We will stay in our homeland,” he said from the southern coastal port of Kismayo, where his forces retreated from Mogadishu.