Thursday, August 10, 2006

Ethiopian commander joins rebels

An Ethiopian Army general says he has defected to join the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a rebel group backed by neighbouring Eritrea.

...Ethiopian television said Gen Kemal had asked for further promotion soon after being promoted to the rank of brigadier general, but after this was rejected he engaged in "divisive activities".

Ethiopian commander joins rebels (BBC) 10 August, 2006

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