18 July 2010

Somalia: Ethiopian Troops Leave From a Village in Hiran Region

Mogadishu — Many Ethiopian troops who were in parts of the bordering regions of Bakol and Hiran in south and central Somalia have left from their military bases in the areas, witnesses said told Shabelle radio on Sunday.

Reports say that the troops left from there on Saturday afternoon and released more vehicles of the Somali businessmen which the Ethiopian troops had suspended at Qur'a Jome, between Hiran and Bakol regions in southern Somalia.

Witnesses said that the Ethiopian troops had stayed there for two months which they used to conduct operations that caused to clash with Al-shabab fighters several times that controls most southern Somalia adding that they released more than 20 lorries that used to travel between south and central regions of Somalia.

It is unclear whether the Ethiopian troops will return back to military bases they left or not but there were more government troops reported making military movement in parts of Bakol regions in southern Somalia.

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