19 June 2009

Somalia: Ethiopian Troops Return Back in Bakol Region

Elberde — The Ethiopian troops who reached in Elberde town in Bakol region yesterday have returned back from it after having talks with the elders in the town, witnesses told Shabelle radio.

Reports say that the Ethiopian troops with officials poured in parts of Bakol region and had met with the elders and people of the Elberde town for several hors and lately went back from it.

It is unclear why the Ethiopian troops arrived there yesterday. But some reports say that they came the town to meet and talk to the people and elders of the town and it is not known what the Ethiopian troops and elders discussed so far.

We contacted to the elders who met with the Ethiopian troops and asked some thing about the meeting but they declined to comment on it.

How ever, it is not the first time the Ethiopian troops come in parts of Bakol region in Southern Somalia and talk to elders and people.

But the step comes as the former administration of transitional government in Bakol region is away from there.

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