29 August 2009

Somalia: Ethiopian Troops Make Military Bases in Beledweyn Town

Beledweyn — Ethiopian troops have made military bases in the west site of Beledweyn town in Hiran region, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Saturday.

Reports from the town say that more government soldiers with Ethiopian troops entered overnight in the west side of the town and made search operations there until Saturday morning where they lately made military bases.

Locals said that government soldiers robbed some of the people's belongings in the areas where both the allied troops reached today adding that the movement of the traffic, people and business returned normal.

Witnesses told Shabelle radio that two people were also killed in the town as the government soldiers opened fire to the people. One of Beledweyn university officials told Shabelle radio that the troops crushed computers and took money that laid at the office of the university declining to mention its amount.

There is no official who talked about the operation of both Ethiopian and TFG troops who jointly entered to parts of Beledweyn town in central Somalia and conducted operations.

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