Bush allies keep killing Somalis

This video says about itself:

Meles Zenawi’s (ETHIOPIA) war against the people of Somalia

8 March 2008

The occupation, by Somalia’s long-time adversary Ethiopia, has heralded predictable results. It has created thousands of orphans, hundreds of thousands of refugees, and only increased the misery of this blighted land.

The world is not listening to Somalia’s screams under the boot of the war on terror, or if it is, does not seem to care.

From Shabelle Media Network, Mogadishu, Somalia:

Ethiopia Accused of Killing 70 People

Ahmednor Mohamed Farah

20 December 2008

Dhagahbur — Western Somali liberation front (WSLF) has accused the Ethiopian troops of killing seventy Somali ethnic people in Abarsan District in Dhagahbur region, officials said on Saturday.

Sheik Ibrahim Mohamed Hassan, a leader of the Western Somali Liberation Front (WSLF), said the Ethiopian soldiers refused the bodies to be buried after killing them.

He accused the Ethiopian troops of ethnic cleansing in the region and called for the world to intervene.

Also from Shabelle Media Network, Mogadishu), Somalia:

Ethiopian Troops Wound Two Children

20 December 2008

Mogadishu — At least two children have been injured when Ethiopian troops opened gunfire to displaced children who were protesting against the Ethiopian troops in Arbiska Village about 25 kilometres south of Mogadishu, witnesses said on Saturday.

“Ethiopian troops were driving eight military trucks on the tarmac road to Afgoi when procession of children shouted slogans against the Ethiopians and then they began firing to the children,” a resident told Radio Shabelle.

Locals say Ethiopian soldiers also detained three people in the area and blocked the road for about two hours.

Ethiopian troops backing the transitional federal government came to Somalia in 2006 to help defeat the Islamic Courts Union, which ruled much of southern and central Somalia.

The Ethiopian occupation encouraged may young boys to join to the insurgents, killed thousands and displaced millions of civilians.

German navy in operations off Somalia: here.

11 thoughts on “Bush allies keep killing Somalis

  1. Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)
    Africa: Hawiye Elders Denounce a Demand of Uganda and Burundi

    6 January 2009

    Mogadishu — Ahmed Dirie Ali, a spokesman of Hawiye Traditional Elders has denounced the request of Uganda and Burundi from the African Union to send war planes and military equipment into Somalia to fight the Somali insurgents on Tuesday.

    Burundi and Uganda said on Sunday they wanted their troops serving in the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia to be allowed to take action against insurgents.

    “The Somali people do not have a grudge to the African Union peace keepers so I call for Uganda and Burundi to abstain massacring our civilians,”Ahmed Diriye told radio Shabelle.

    “We call for Uganda and Burundi to withdraw their troops from Somalia because we don not need any more shelling,” he added.

    The statement of the Spokesman comes as Ethiopia missed a deadline Monday about the complete withdrawal of its troops from Somalia.

    More than 10,000 civilians have been killed in two years of fighting between the Ethiopian troops and Islamist insurgents , a million people have fled their homes and a third of the population rely on emergency aid.


  2. Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)
    Somalia: Shelling Kills More Civilians in Mogadishu

    Ahmednor Mohamed Farah

    12 January 2009

    Mogadishu — At least 11 people have been killed and 16 others have been wounded Monday after government and Ethiopian soldiers shelled Bakaro market in Mogadishu, witnesses said.

    “Eight people died in one house in Bakaro market when a mortar shell landed on the house,” Ali Muse, an ambulance driver told radio Shabelle.

    “Two little girls and their mother were killed after a mortar landed in front of their house,” said fadumo, a resident in Geed Jacayl neighbourhood near Bakaro Market.

    The shelling came after Al-shabab insurgent group fired mortars to the presidential palace where Ethiopian and government troops are based.

    Eyewitnesses say the government and Ethiopian troops fired back to the heavily populated market which caused the civilian deaths.

    Earlier on Monday Insurgents attacked with mortars to the Ethiopian bases in north Mogadishu.

    Ethiopia recently announced its intention to withdraw its troops which entered Somalia in December of 2006 in order to bolster its own security concerns, and help the TFG defeat the Islamic Courts Union that brought relative peace in much of south and central Somalia.

    However, Human Rights Watch issued a report on 7 December 2008 saying that Ethiopia’ intervention has fueled new attacks and bombings that have encouraged the conflict to spread into neighboring regions and across borders.

    Human Rights Watch accused the rival sides in Mogadishu of human rights violations and committing war crimes.


  3. Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)
    Somalia: Celebrations in Mogadishu After Ethiopian Troops Withdraw

    15 January 2009

    Mogadishu — Celebrations started in Mogadishu on Thursday after the Ethiopian troops withdrew completely from the capital.

    People have started to rebuild their houses and public transportation was seen in 30 Street and Factory Street in Mogadishu for the first time since the Ethiopian troops occupied Mogadishu.

    The price of the US dollar has fallen down and many other people in the outskirts of Mogadishu expressed hope to return to their houses.

    Thousands of civilians have been killed in fighting in the past two years, particularly in the capital, and hundreds of thousands have fled the violence.


  4. Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)
    Somalia: Ethiopian Shelling Kills 24 Civilians in Mogadishu

    14 January 2009

    Mogadishu — At least 24 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured when Ethiopian troops shelled parts of Mogadishu, witnesses said on Wednesday.

    Witnesses say the shelling came after Insurgents attacked departing Ethiopian soldiers. The Ethiopian troops armed with tanks and heavy artillery fought back and shelled parts of Mogadishu including Bakaro market.

    The shelling lasted for about six hours and people got shocked.

    The Ethiopian troops vacated early on Wednesday Mogadishu Stadium, a base of Ethiopian troops but there are many other bases in Mogadishu that the Ethiopian soldiers have not vacated yet.

    Many civilians are optimistic about a return to their houses after two years of Ethiopian occupation.


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