EPRDF Launches Airstrikes in Somalia, Bombed Airports and Bridges
By Guled Abdi Mohamed – SDWO.COM |December 24, 2006
Ethiopia has launched a massive attack against the Somali Islamic Courts. Ethiopia airplanes launch and airstike through out the country destroyed Beledweyne’s Civilian Airport, Bridges and Roads. Ethiopia has about 20,000 combat troops in side Somalia. Ethiopia and Somalia have been rivals throughout history, and memories of the 1977-78 Ogaden war between the two are still fresh. 1977 Somalia invaded Ethiopia after Somali Troops run over the Ethiopian troops and went within striking distance to Ethiopian’s capital city Addis Ababa. Former Soviet Union, Cuba, Yemen and Libya help Ethiopia to re-capture their lost territory in 1978. Ethiopia’s foreign affairs spokesman, Solomon Abebe said too much patience, the Ethiopian government has taken a self-defensive measure and has begun counterattacking the aggressive extremist forces of the (Islamic council) and foreign terrorist groups,” The Council of Islamic Courts has vowed to drive out troops from neighboring Ethiopia, a largely Christian nation that is providing military support to Somalia’s U.N.-backed government Ethiopia’s information minister said his country’s forces had launched “self-defensive measures” against the Islamic Courts Union. This is the first time that Ethiopia Admitted their forces are fighting inside Somalia.