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Senior rebel leader killed in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa - Ethiopian troops killed a senior Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebel leader last week in the east of the country, an official said on Thursday.
Dawed Mohammed Ali, administrator of the remote region bordering Somalia, said the ONLF's foreign relations chief Mohammed Sirad and an unspecified number of his colleagues were killed as they met in Ogaden's town of Danan.
The ONLF, whose fighters are estimated to number several thousand, says it is fighting for the autonomy of its ethnically Somali region and has warned foreign oil explorers against prospecting on its land.
"Sirad and his group were killed while plotting to launch terrorist activities," Dawed said in a statement.
"Sirad, a former regional official who joined the rebel front after stealing state funds, was conducting violence in the Somali region from his base in Eritrea," Dawed said.
He did not give any more details. The governments in Addis Ababa and Asmara routinely accuse each other of supporting guerrilla movements on the other's territory.
Both the government and rebels accuse each other of human rights abuses, and aid workers say nearly a million people in the arid area need humanitarian help.
ONLF officials could not immediately be reached for comment. - Reuters
Senior ONLF leader killed - Ethiopia claims
The Somali state government announced that Mohammed Serad Dolal, former head of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) foreign affairs, was recently killed in Denan woreda of Gode zone. Other members of the ONLF leadership and Al- Ittihad were also killed during the operation.
Somali State Chief, Dawed Mohammed Ali told WIC that the senior member of the ONLF, who was killed during the operation made jointly by the public and security forces last week, was leading terrorist missions for years making Asmara his base. Mohammed Serad, who was an official in the region during the time ONLF was administering the state went out of the country after cheating government and public money. He later left Eritrea and joined the Al-Ittihad terrorist group after the disintegration occurred with in the ONLF few years back. The State Chief further said that Mohamed Serad, remnants of the ONLF, along with members of the Al- Ittihad were killed in Denan woreda of Gode zone by the attack launched by the Ethiopian defense force, State's special force and the public while they were planning to commit terrorist activities. The killing of the senior ONLF leadership member is a great relief for the public in the state, Dawed said, and added that the ONLF currently has no armed force in the state while its political existence is facing a great danger.
Pastoralists in the state are also now full heartedly engaging in development activities to defeat poverty, he added.
This is Bullshit! Dr Dolal is alive and kicking, TPLF and Daud would wish that the news is true!
Dolal is on a mission to liberate the TPLF Gangs from his home–Ogadenia!
Woyane will die with the same ak47 they dearly love and worship. one can not kill all enemies, Woyane should know better from history. Woyane is just buying time with bullets!!
What a great news hopefully the rest of these ediot will come to thire senses. One ETHIOPIA forever
Again the land of misery is claiming triumphalism in military adventure when Obama is repudiating the Bush militrializm. That poor country, the land of agony, that can not feed it selves, is indulging in killing the innocent Ogadens and Oromos. The maqale Junta, like all his predecessor , is counting on the number of people he has been slaughtering.
Time is against u. Technology is against u. The world media is against u. Humanity is against u. Zimbabwe and Ethiopia is two of the African countries where the worst atrocities have been taking place. All Meles and Robert Mugabe are thinking is how to stay in power in definitively, no matter who starves or who goes to jail. The two worst dictators facing the Humanity alone.
Now, with George Bush out of power, time is zeroing in at them. No place to hide, no where to run. The Oromos, The Amars and of course The Ogaden will be free. The Wayane hegemony will end soon.
Well, I think these people were on a mission to kill Malaysian oil workers,
like last time, but guess what!!!!!
Not this time my friends
the days of blind massacres is over
the people of Ogaden want to fight poverty not Ethiopians their brothers!
I hope this will be a lesson to the enemies of Ethiopia!
I don’t believe in armed struggle but since when do we trust Walta disinformation center? The notorious weyane propoganda outlets are discredited and nobody in Ethiopia takes them seriously. The weyanes are pathological liers.
ONLF have to change its attitud and goal.Have to learn to live with other Ethiopians.One Ethiopia.One country
Allah WA cuber great day for all our brothers and sisters in Somalia. It’s only Ethiopia who can save the country and bring prosperity to Somalia
OromoMan i think u r in de wrong place….
Yes, this is one of the final clear road for these shiffeta, called ONLF.
At the end of the day, thats what Shabia and ONLF heading for getting killed.Yeha
What a wishful thinking! Did they kill him in their dreams?
Obama will the same what meles doing
Fight tererist like you and bile the country
Arrogant Woyanes are proud of killing and telling us as news.
THE DARFUR GENOCIDE & OGADEN ETHNIC GENOCIDE HAVE NO DIFFERENCE!
LET THE COUNTRY ETHIOPIA BE RULED BY AN ELECTED LEADER NOT BY A SHIFTA.
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