Information on whether the Salabaan subclan referred to in the Patrick Gilkes report, The Price of Peace, is the same as the Sulayman subclan referred to in the Human Rights Watch report, Somalia Faces the Future, and on spelling variations of the Salabaan subclan name [SOM24043.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

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