Fresh Ethiopian troops pour in Somalia, preparing war on Al shabab
BAIDOA (KON) — Columns of Ethiopian troops backed by armored vehicles and tanks poured Tuesday afternoon into Somalia's southern strategic city of Baidoa, the capital of Bay province, Keydmedia Online reports.
Residents in Baidoa reported that hundreds of fresh troops have arrived in Baidoa town, establishing a new military bases in the city’s main entrance and Hasey factory.
Deputy Governor of Bay Region Shine Moalim Nurow told local media that the Ethiopian troops will assist the Somali government’s plans to root out al-Qaeda linked group, al-Shabab in 2014 from the entire country, mainly south and central regions.
A large conference is underway in Baidoa and local elders are expected to form a new regional administration that will rule six regions including Lower Shabelle, Bay and Bakol.
In the past, Unknown number of Ethiopian troops was in Somalia over the last three years and Addis Ababa officials said earlier that the troops would only be deployed for a period of time.
In 2014, The Ethiopian troops are set to join in the African Union Mission (AMISOM), to help #Somali Gov’t regain control of the country.
The African Union forces are set to expand this year from 17,000 soldiers to 22,000 combat troops in a bid to launch a new offensive against Al shabab, group which currently ruling a rural areas in Somalia.
Keydmedia Online News Desk
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