Somalia: Ethiopian Troops ‘Kill Civilians’ in Central Somalia
24 January 2012
Mogadishu — The Ethiopian troops in the town of Beledweyn in Hiran region, central Somalia have deliberately shot and killed at least three civilians over Al-shabab suspicion, reports said on Tuesday.
Shabelle Media reporter in the town say, the Ethiopian soldiers have separately killed on Tuesday afternoon three persons, including teenagers and a well-known businessman, whom they blamed to have links with Al-shabab militants.
The Ethiopian military officials in Beledweyn town, the capital city of Hiran region in central Somalia said that they killed three Al-shabab fighters, promising further hunting down and operations against the remnants of Al-shabab in the town.
Somalia: Ethiopian Troops Enter Gedo Region: here.
February 2012: Survival International has uncovered shocking new evidence of human rights abuses against tribes in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, as government efforts to develop lucrative sugar cane plantations in the region intensify: here.