17/08/08 (B461) Shabelle / La presque totalité des parlementaires somaliens ont violemment critiqué le massacre de 65 civils par les forces éthiopiennes d’occupation.. MPs describe the killing of 65 civilian as “massacre” (En Anglais – Info lecteur)

Nearly all Somali legislative body members have slammed the killing of 65 civilians by the Ethiopian troops in Arbiska area near Afgoi as “massacre”

Speaking to Shabelle radio the first deputy speaker of Somali parliament Mohamed Omar Dalha has stated that it unbearable on the civilians’ mass execution by the Ethiopian troops.

“We shouldn’t not tolerate what the Ethiopians did, we have to not let off them in relation to what (appalling) they did” Dalha said.

Other MPs of the parliament has added that the Ethiopians are carrying out bloodbath in Somalia.

In special meeting on this killing matter held by majority of the MPs they express disapproval regarding the killing of the civilians.

This comes following more than 65 people were killed in Arbiska area after Ethiopian soldiers opened fire on two civilian minibuses on Friday.

The soldiers shot at civilians after a device detonated near their convoy of armored vehicles, destroying one, according to five eyewitnesses who are residents in the area.

The deaths could not be confirmed by either Somali officials or Islamic insurgents.

The Ethiopian military in the country does not make statements to the media.

Ethiopia invaded Somalia in December 2006 to help the United Nations-backed transitional federal government oust an Islamic militia from southern and central parts of the country. Violence between rebels and government troops has intensified since then.