Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ethiopia Vows to 'Crush' Somali Islamist

As wars and rumors of wars circulate around the globe, Ethiopia vows to 'crush' Somali Islamist attack - Horn of Africa regional power-broker Ethiopia said on Thursday it was tracking military movements by Somalia's newly powerful Islamists and would "crush" any attack on President Abdullahi Yusuf's interim government.

"We will use all means at our disposal to crush the Islamist group if they attempt to attack Baidoa, the seat of the transitional federal government ..... Ethiopia is closely monitoring the jihadist Islamist group which has now returned to Mogadishu after a warning from Ethiopia not to attack Baidoa, the seat of the transitional government," Ethiopian Information Minister Berhan Hailu told Reuters in Addis Ababa. Source: Mail & Guardian Online - Africa's First Online Newspaper

Islamic fighters pull back in Somalia Houston Chronicle

Somali Islamists poised to gain total control of country Irish Independent

BBC News - Reuters - FOX News - Jurnalo

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