Woyanne forces back in Somalia, locals say – CNN

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Ethiopian forces returned to Somalia on Tuesday, seizing control of a Somali border town, a local journalist told CNN. (more…)

Ethiopian forces returned to Somalia on Tuesday, seizing control of a Somali border town, a local journalist told CNN.

The Ethiopians rolled into the town of Kalabeyr early Tuesday in 15 military vehicles, some equipped with heavy artillery, a town elder told the journalist. They established vehicle checkpoints throughout the town and positioned themselves in the surrounding mountains, according to the journalist, who spoke to CNN from a nearby town.

Both Somalia and Ethiopia have denied the reports.

“This is another fabricated story,” Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokesman Wahade Bela said. “Our troops are still in our territory.”

A spokesman for Somalia’s new president, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, dismissed the report as propaganda from the Islamist militia, Al-Shabab.

Ethiopia invaded Somalia in 2006, with the support of Somalia’s weak transitional government, and ousted the Islamic Courts Union, which had taken control of the country months earlier. But Ethiopia’s presence was highly unpopular and aggravated extremist groups, who fought a bloody battle to oust the neighboring country’s forces.

Ethiopia pulled its troops out of Somalia earlier this year, making way for a new Somali transitional government led by one of the former Islamic Courts Union leaders.

It is unclear why the Ethiopians went into Kalabeyr, which is in Somalia’s Hiiran province. It may be a move to protect their own interests against the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabab, which recently seized control of several towns outside Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

Kalabeyr has never been under Al-Shabab’s control, but there are concerns that the militants could advance on the nearby city of Beledweyn, the provincial capital of Hiiran.

Al-Shabab recently seized the towns of Jowhar and Mahaday in the Middle Shabelle Region, which adjoins Hiiran.

Al-Shabab — once the armed wing of the Islamic Courts Union — has been designated as a terrorist group by the United States, which says the group is affiliated with the al Qaeda terrorist network. The United States backed the Ethiopian invasion that drove the ICU from power in 2006.

  1. ewnetu
    | #1

    what is the rubber stamp parlaiment do? Atleast for formality, why dont ask the parliament. Dictatorship 201

  2. Anonymous
    | #2

    ሐይ ኤደን ሰላም አደርሽ ?ፈካድሽ ከሆነ እስቲይ ትንሽ ባሳለፍሽዉ ሂወት ዙሪያ ልተይክሽ?
    ኤደን ያለምንም ማፈር ግልጽ ሆነሽ መልስ ስጭኝ.
    -ለምን ከባልሽ ጋር መከተል ያልፈለግሽው ለምንድን ነው?በምን ምክንያት ልብሽ አዘነ **ተሰበረ**?
    -ስንት ጉደኛ ነበረሽ?እስከዛሪየ ከስንት ሰው ጋር ወተሻል?
    -ከመጀመሪያው ጉዋደኛሽ ጋር ወጥታችሁዋል ?ለምን ያህል ጊዚየ አብራችሁ ነበራችሁ?
    -ከዚያ በፊት ጉደኛ ነበርሽ?
    -የንብረት ክፍፍል ለምን ማደርግ አስፈለገሽ?በጋራ ሆናችሁ የገዛችሁት ቦታ ወይም መኪና አለ?ምንደነው በጋራ ሆናችሁ የገዛችሁት ንብረት ግልት ማደርግ ከቻልሽ?
    -ለ እኒየም ሁልጊዚየ ስለ አንች ባሰብኩኝ ጊዚየ ጥያኪየ የሚሆንብኝ ነገር ነው አንች ያነሳሽው ሃሳብ እናም እስቲ ትንሽ እናዉራበት
    ያፈከረ ሰው ለ ተፈካሪው ይመቻል ነገርግን ተፈካሪው ተፈካሪው አፍካሪውን መያዝ ወይም መንከባከብ አይችልም እናም አፍካሪውን በከላሉ እነዲያታው ይሆናል.
    ለዚህ ምክንያት በከላሉ ሊሆን የሚችሉት በንግግር አለማመን የራስን ስሚየት ብቻ ማዳመት እናም ባለ መመካከር በ አንዱ ወገን ብቻ በወሰኝነት ወይም በማደርግ የ ማናለብኝ ስሚየት መፍተር አፍካሪውን ስሚየት በከላሉ የሚጎዱት ነገሮች ናቸው
    ይሂየ ደሞ የ አብዛኛው የ ሃገራችን ሲቶች ችግርነው ማለትም በ መፈክራቸው ምክንያት ብቻ እንደ አንባገነንለት ይወሰዳል የ መረዳት ችግር ነው እንጂይ ለ ተረዳ ሰው አፍክሮ ከ ማያፈክረው ሰው ጋር ከሚኖር ቢያንስ ፍክርን የ አፍካሪው እንክብካቢየ ልያሳየው ይችላል እና የሚያፈክረውን ሰው ቢንከባከብ ይሻላል.

    -በአጭሩ ተፈካሪው ለአፍካሪው ያለመመቸት የሚያስከትለው ችግር*ጉዳት*በከላሉአፍካሪውን ያሳጣል.
    -ፍክር ማለት 2 የተለያዩ ልቦች *ሰወች*በ 1 ሃሳብ በ 1 ልብ በመነጋገር ወደ አንድ ነፍስነት መዋሃድ ነው ወይም መከየር ሲችሉ ነው ፍክር ልሆን የሚችለው.

    በተለይ 1 ነገር በጣም ማየት ተገቢነው ኤደን በ አሁኑ ሰአት በሂወት ስትኖሪይ ሂወት በራሱ አሰልቺይ በሆነበት አለም ላይ ንጭንጭ መፍተር ባለው ሂወት ያለመደሰት ወይም ሑለት ሆኖ አንደኛው የራሱን ስሚየት ብቻ የሚያስተናግድ ከሆነ ነገን አይደለም ዛሪየ የሆነውን እና የያዘውን መየት አይችልም ምክንያቲም ሁልጊዚየ ያሰው አዲስ ናፋኪይ ነው እናምበ ሂወት የደክማል እንጂይ አይሆንለትም*አይደሰትም*

    ኤደን በ ሂወት ያለመምቸት ጉዳይ ተንከክ ብለሽ ልታስቢበት የሚገባ ነው ?አፍካሪሽ ምን ይፈልጋል ከ አንቺይ ምን ያሰደስተዋል?አንቺይ ከሱ ምን ትፈልጊያለሽ?

  3. Dagimawi
    | #3

    Good Job! Woyanne; It is a determination reached at the end of the recent calculation of the integral calculus done by Meles and Bereket!
    Good Job! A calculation done by pure mind(No CHAT!) …hahahah.
    Whose son is gonna be killed now???? Please,Ayte Melesse; now we need you to tell us the name of our poor sons that will be killed by Alshabab.

    Ere Hayalu Egiziabiher hoy; Yenegnihin kehadi shifit sira eskemeche new yemititagesew??

  4. JIGSA
    | #4

    the TPLF leader melesse zenawi said his time is up and said change has come to ethiopia.the opposition must do its part to prepare the ethiopian people for this occurance.the tplf leader and his group are maters of all lies.changimg melese zenawi with another TPLF is not what the ethiopian looking for.the real change has to come from the ethiopian people by free and fair election.the opposition right now must ask for freedom of speech ,freedom of the ptess ,freedom access to the media .freedom of asembley….and so on.the time is now not when the election near.god bless ethiopia and its people.the ethiopian people struggle for democracy will privail

  5. Dagimawi
    | #5

    Good Job! Woyanne; It is a determination reached at the end of the recent calculation of the integral calculus done by Meles and Bereket!
    Good Job! A calculation done by pure mind(No CHAT!) …hahahah.
    Whose son is gonna be killed now???? Please,Ayte Melesse; now we need you to tell us the name of our poor sons that will be killed by Alshabab.

    Ere Hayalu Egiziabiher hoy; Yenegnihin kehadi shifit sira eskemeche new yemititagesew??

  6. ftima
    | #6

    Shabea will face the same fate at the end time will tell just watch!!

  7. yikerbelen
    | #7

    ftima, in the first palce you should not forget that shabia is the God father of TPLF. AND STILL THE HIDDEN SHABIANS LIKE BEREKET , sebhat , yemane and melese etc are the boss of all tegertay’s agames. and lastly weyanes will never defat shabia as before because the ethiopia’s people will not support the terrorists group ][TPLF] like before. Instead we will stand with eritreans and will crash you for once and for all. You are really backwaRD AND IGNPORTANT PEOPLE. WE WILL NEVER FORGET HOW YOU HAVE DESTROYED OUR COUNTRY. WHEN ASMERA IS THE SMALLEST AND THE CLEANEST CITY IN AFRICA, ADDIS ABAB BECAME THE DIRTIEST CITY IN THE WORLD BECAUSE IT IS UNDER THE OCCUPTION CORRUPTED AND CHAT EATERS BANDAS.

  8. hahahhh
    | #8

    hahahhh :If i were melese zenawi I would have pointing my guns at shaebia as theyare the ones the source of the problem.going to somalia and run after alshabab is not going to solve the problem. attack the old lady essayasexpose him naked to the world as he is the master mind of the terroriestorganazation.

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