Tag Archives: Al-Shabaab

BREAKING: Ethiopia arrests terror suspects with links to al-Shabaab

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (April 12, 2019) An Ethiopian official said the country’s intelligence and security agents have arrested suspects who were plotting to carry out terror attacks on public gatherings and other targets. The country’s Attorney General, Berhanu Tsegaye told a gaggle of reporters in Addis Ababa that the National Intelligence and Security Services has successfully carried out ...

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    Ethiopian Air Force kill 35 al-Shabaab fighters

    ESAT News (January 30, 2019) The Ethiopian National Defence Force said its air force has killed 35 al-Shabaab fighters last week in Bur Heybe, 75 kilometers east of Baidoa, the capital of the southwest region. In a statement sent to state media, the ENDF said the helicopter attack lasted for 44 minutes and also killed two key leaders of the ...

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      Ethiopia says its forces killed 66 al-Shabaab fighters in retaliatory attack

      Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 20, 2019) The Ministry of Defense said Ethiopian troops had attacked al-Shabaab bases in Somalia and killed 66 militants a day after reports said the insurgent group claimed that it had killed several Ethiopian soldiers on Friday. The Ethiopian troops, who are in Somalia as part of the AMISOM mission, also destroyed 9 Land Cruisers ...

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        Herman Cohen says U.S., Ethiopia should lead efforts to lift UN embargo on Eritrea

        ESAT News (November, 14, 2017) The United States and Ethiopia should jointly sponsor a Security Council resolution to lift arms embargo imposed on Eritrea in 2009, according to a former U.S Ambassador for Africa and a former Assistant Secretary of State. “In view of UN report clearing #Eritrea of all charges related to al-Shebab, US and #Ethiopia should jointly sponsor ...

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          U.S strikes kills three Al-Shabaab militants

          ESAT News (September 13, 2017) U.S. forces conducted three airstrikes in Somalia today killing six Al-Shabaab militants. The operation occurred in southern Somalia, about 260 kilometers south of the capital, Mogadishu. Lethal action against al-Shabaab within a geographically-defined area in support of partner forces in Somalia, according to a press release by the U.S. Africa Command. “U.S. forces will continue ...

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