24 March 2012

Somalia: New Ethiopian Troops Reach Guri'el Town, Central Somalia

Guri'el — Large forces of Ethiopian troops have on Friday night reached at the town of Guri'el district of G/gudud region, central Somalia who have immediately made military bases in the city's outskirts, residents said.

Residents in Guri'el district of G/gudug region have told shabelle Media via phone that they have seen numerous Ethiopean soldiers with 45 armored vehicles walking in the city last evening that were crossing from the border lines.

Osman Isse Nur, the district commissioner of Guri'el for Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a ASWJ confirmed to Shabelle Media the Ethiopian soldiers' presence and arrival in the city as to take part the securing of the peace and stability.

He vowed that they will not stop chasing Al-shabab militants until they remove from the entire regions of central Somalia.

Ethiopia has again sent troops into Somalia last year to help TFG the war on Al-shabab insurgents linked with Al-Qaeda.

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