Sunday, December 24, 2006

War declared on Somali UIC

...In a televised speech, he [Meles] said the troops were sent into the neighbouring country to defend its sovereignty against the Islamic Courts Union (UIC).

...Air strikes and shelling have been reported in border areas. Eyewitnesses said Ethiopian fighters were bombarding the UIC-held town of Beledweyne near the border, on the fifth day of renewed fighting.

Ethiopia PM admits Somalia action (BBC) December 24, 2006

Ethiopia attacks Somalia airport (BBC) December 25, 2006
Ethiopian Forces Capture Somali Border Town After Bombing Islamic Positions (Associated Press) December 25, 2006