Somalia 'not terror haven'
LONDON, 3 APRIL 2003 (BBC)--A United Nations report has found no evidence that international terror groups are based in Somalia.
However, the 62-page report does say that those responsible for recent terror attacks in East Africa passed through Somalia.
Following the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States, Somalia was often seen as a possible "terrorist haven".
It has had no effective central government for 12 years, during which rival warlords have battled for control.