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Ethiopia sent thousands of troops into Somalia in 2006 to help crush the Islamic Court Union, an Islamist group that controlled Mogadishu and most of the south.
Ethiopia said on Friday that it had killed three Al-Shabaab officials, including Fu'ad Shongole and the group's military spokesman, Abdulaziz Abu Musab.
The attacks by Al-Shabaab in Eastern Ethiopia left dozens of soldiers from the Somali regional state dead while the militant group suffered heavy losses.
Last week, the terrorist forces were encircled and wiped out, and those who survived surrendered to the Ethiopian forces, according to Ethiopian State media report.
Ethiopia invaded Somalia in 2006 to fight the Union of Islamic courts that controlled most parts of South and central Somalia for one year.
Ethiopia’s domestic unrest and the concentration of troops in the north in the Tigray conflict make this an opportune time for al-Shabab to strike, Bryden said.
Somalia president Hassan Sheikh on Monday held a meeting with his Egypt counterpart in Cairo and agreed to cooperate on a range of issues.
On Thursday, officials, and residents of the Bakool region, on the border with neighboring Somalia, reported Al-Shabab attacks the previous day against bases hosting a special Ethiopian police unit that helps protect the frontier.
Al-Shabaab has stepped up its terror attacks in Somalia as new PM Hamza Abdi Barre vowed to defeat the militant group through military and non-military means.
The Somali troops estimated 5,000 have been sent to Asmara by Fahad Yasin, the former controversial Intelligence chief during Farmajo's regime.
Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) operating in Somalia as part of a bilateral security deal between Ethiopia and Somalia rely on Liyu police for border protection and supply route safety and logistics.
Though Ethiopia was offered to buy the stake, it failed to utilize the opportunity since it did not fulfill some of the conditions required to complete the deal, an official of Somaliland said.