Analyst says Somalia a Handicap for Ethiopia

March 29th, 2007 Print Print Email Email

The al-Qaida terrorist organization has issued a call for Islamic extremists around the world to come to the aid of Somalis fighting the country’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and its chief backer in the region, Ethiopia. As VOA Correspondent Alisha Ryu reports from our East Africa Bureau in Nairobi, Ethiopia, which still has thousands of troops in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, is facing a threat it had hoped it had eliminated, when Ethiopia’s military dismantled the leadership of Somalia’s Islamist movement last December.

The al-Qaida terrorist organization has issued a call for Islamic extremists around the world to come to the aid of Somalis fighting the country’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and its chief backer in the region, Ethiopia. As VOA Correspondent Alisha Ryu reports from our East Africa Bureau in Nairobi, Ethiopia, which still has thousands of troops in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, is facing a threat it had hoped it had eliminated, when Ethiopia’s military dismantled the leadership of Somalia’s Islamist movement last December.

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