26/10/08 (B471) Press TV : 40 militaires éthiopiens perdent la vie dans plusieurs accrochages en Somalie. // Somali clashes kill 40 Ethiopian troops (En Anglais – Info lecteur)

South Somalia rocked by violence, has forced thousands to flee.

Clashes between warring factions in Somalia’s Wanlaweyn town have left 28 Ethiopian soldiers dead and four military vehicles destroyed.

Al-Shabaab fighters and Ethiopian soldiers clashed on the outskirts of Wanlaweyn town in Somalia’s Shabelle region Sunday, resulting in the death of the soldiers, Press TV correspondent in Somalia said.

Clashes in the South Somali regions of Afgoye, Bakool and Bay have also been reported. Another 12 Ethiopian soldiers have been killed in Baidoa town as they passed through on their way to join troops fighting in Wenlaweyn.

Many displaced Somalis from neighboring areas used to take refuge in Bakool and Bay, but the recent violence in these regions has left thousands of fleeing residents and refugees escaping Mogadishu with nowhere to go.