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40 Ethiopian soldiers killed in the latest fighting in Ogaden

July 11, 2010

The following article is reprinted with permission from Ogaden Online.

40 Ethiopian soldiers killed in the latest fighting in Ogaden
©  Ogaden Online
July 10, 2010

Reports reaching us from the battlefield in Ogaden, where the unflinching Ogaden National Liberation Front [ONLF] forces are fighting to rid the Ogaden of the colonial Ethiopian army, say that at least 9 battles occurred there during the last few weeks alone.

Senior ONLF military officers told Ogaden Online reporters that fighting has mostly been taking place at colonial army bases in the Ogaden. They added that the era when battles were fought in villages and rural areas was over.

Ogaden Online reporters operating in the Ogaden have reported that Ethiopian forces have started digging huge trenches around major towns for fear of attacks by ONLF fighters.

On 2 June 2010, ONLF fighters and Ethiopian troops clashed in Duud Gebiga Faareysa, Shabelle province. The fighting killed 6 Ethiopian Woyane soldiers and wounded five others.

On 24 June, 20101, ONLF fighters and enemy Ethiopian troops fought a fierce battle in the village of Mula, near the capital City of Jigjiga. Two Ethiopian soldiers were killed and 5 others were wounded in the fighting. On the same date, one Ethiopian soldier was killed and another one was wounded in two separate battles that occurred in Karin Cagaar, Nogob province.

On 26 June 2010, unflinching ONLF units mounted an attack on Ethiopian soldiers stationed in Darsalam, killing two Ethiopian Woyane soldiers and wounding 1 other soldier. The soldiers had been causing great suffering to locals.

On June 27, 2010, ONLF fighters and Ethiopian troops clashed in Garbo town, Nogob province. The fighting killed 7 Ethiopian Woyane soldiers and wounded five others.

On 28 June 2010, heroic ONLF fighters sacrificing their lives for their people and country attacked Ethiopian troops who had come to Dhagaxmadow, Jarar province, to pillage and kill civilians. Seven Ethiopian soldiers were killed and 6 others were wounded in the attack.

On Jun 30, 2010, Ogaden liberation forces carried out a nocturnal attack on a colonialist army garrison in Badja Jeex, Nogob province, killing nine Ethiopian soldiers and wounding eleven others. On the same date Ogaden liberation mounted a nocturnal attack on the Ethiopianl military base in Garbow town. Massive losses were inflicted on the enemy, details of which are not unavailable.

On 1 July 2010, specially trained ONLF commandos carried out a military operation inside the Ethiopian army base in Abaaqorow, Shabelle province killing six soldiers and wounding eight others.

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