Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ethiopian tanks advance on key Somali town

Ethiopian troops in battle tanks thrust into rebel-held Somalia on Tuesday, sparking heavy fighting as they advanced towards the Shabaab stronghold of Baidoa, witnesses said.

"We are getting information that heavy fighting broke out near Bohol-Bashir. The Ethiopian soldiers have taken control of Kurteele and are advancing towards Baidoa," local resident Abdikarin Ahmed told AFP.

On Tuesday, Ethiopian troops backed by local militia fighters took control of several areas along the road heading south from the border to Baidoa, which hosted the transitional parliament before the rebels seized it in 2009.

Source: news24

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