Ethiopian forces kill 85 al Shabaab fighters close to Somalia

Regional forces in southeastern Ethiopia killed 85 al Shabaab militiamen throughout border clashes on Monday, state tv and a regional commander mentioned, days after the rebels staged uncommon raids in the world.

The preventing provides to safety complications for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as he tries to quell an insurgency within the Oromiya area, pacify disgruntled paramilitary teams within the Amhara area and begin peace talks with the rebellious northern area of Tigray.

Forces from Ethiopia’s Somali area killed 85 al Shabaab fighters and wounded and captured a number of extra within the Ferfer district close to the border with Somalia, TV station etv mentioned.

A Somali regional forces commander, who requested to not be recognized, mentioned 85 al Shabaab fighters had been killed. Reuters couldn’t attain al Shabaab’s spokesman for remark.

He mentioned his forces had killed a whole of 243 al Shabaab fighters because the al-Qaeda-linked group raided two villages final Wednesday, and that 22 of his personal troops had died. Read extra

ADDIS ABABA, July 26 (Reuters) – Regional forces in southeastern Ethiopia killed 85 al-Shabaab militiamen in border clashes on Monday, state broadcaster and a regional commander mentioned, days after the rebels staged uncommon raids in the world.

The preventing provides to safety complications for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as he tries to quell an insurgency within the Oromiya area, pacify disgruntled paramilitary teams within the Amhara area and begin peace talks with the rebellious northern area of Tigray.

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Forces from Ethiopia’s Somali area killed 85 al Shabaab fighters and wounded and captured a number of extra within the Ferfer district close to the border with Somalia, TV station etv mentioned.

A Somali regional forces commander, who requested to not be recognized, mentioned 85 al Shabaab fighters had been killed. Reuters couldn’t attain al Shabaab’s spokesman for remark.

He mentioned his forces had killed a whole of 243 al Shabaab fighters because the al-Qaeda-linked group raided two villages final Wednesday, and that 22 of his personal troops had died. Read extra

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The commander shared pictures that appeared to indicate half a dozen useless our bodies carrying principally navy fatigues and an Ethiopian fighter jet displaying al Shabaab’s black flag.

A resident of Ferfer city throughout the border in Somalia mentioned a gaggle of al Shabaab fighters had been pushed again into Somalia throughout preventing in Ethiopia on Monday.

The president of Ethiopia’s Somali area didn’t reply to a request for remark.

Al Shabaab controls giant elements of Somalia and has killed tens of hundreds of individuals in bombings in its struggle to topple Somalia’s Western-backed central authorities and implement its interpretation of Islamic regulation.

Attacks by al Shabaab in areas close to Ethiopia’s border with Somalia are uncommon attributable to a robust Ethiopian safety presence. Ethiopia has federal troops in Somalia, together with as a part of an African Union peacekeeping pressure.

Reporting by Addis Ababa Newsroom; Written by Hereward Holland; Editing by Alexander Winning and Angus MacSwan

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