Surprise, surprise! The conflict between Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) and Ethiopian forces in Somalia is starting to turn up connections between some of the UIC fighters and the United States. According to the ABC report, some American passports have been found on the bodies of Islamo terrorists killed in Somalia.

ABC News is reporting that:

A senior official in the Somali government’s new Ministry of the Interior told ABC News government forces had recovered “dozens of foreign passports,” including several American passports, on the bodies of al Qaeda fighters killed in combat between forces affiliated with the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) and Ethiopian forces in Somalia.

According to the same source, most of the foreign passports were Sudanese, Pakistani and Yemeni, but several American, British and Australian passports were also recovered.

The senior Somali government official told ABC News that the American passports found on the dead bodies near Baidoa, in Somalia, would be turned over to the American government.

The Jawa Report has a good piece on their site with an interesting perspective on this issue.