The Happy Arab News Service




Sunday, December 24, 2006




The Horn of Africa Blows at Midnight

Just when you thought the Middle East is more than enough. . .


Associated Press

Dec 24, 2006
By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN


Ethiopian fighter jets pounded several Somali towns held by a powerful Islamic militia, a sharp escalation in violence that could engulf the volatile Horn of Africa, witnesses and a militia official said.

. . .

. . . Ethiopia and Somalia have fought two wars over their disputed border in the last 45 years. Islamic court leaders have repeatedly said they want to incorporate ethnic Somalis living in eastern Ethiopia, northeastern Kenya and Djibouti into a Greater Somalia.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has said his government has a legal and moral obligation to support and defend Somalia's internationally recognized government. He has repeatedly accused the Islamic courts of backing ethnic Somali rebels fighting for independence from Ethiopia and has called such support an act of war.

. . .

As Sunday's fighting wore on, the Islamic leadership in the capital, Mogadishu, began broadcasting patriotic songs about Somalia's 1977 war with Ethiopia. . .

. . .

The militants, who want to govern Somalia according to Islamic law, invited foreign Muslims on Saturday to join their holy war against Ethiopian troops. . .

. . .

In Kismayo, a strategic seaport captured by Islamic militia in September, residents saw several foreign Arab fighters disembarking from ships this week.

Source

Labels: ,

Back to HappyArabNews

Proclaimed un monstruooo muy monstruoso at 1:02 PM

0 Comments