06/03/09 (B488) Shabelle. Environ 20 personnes meurent au cours de violents combats qui ont opposés l’ONLF à des éléments de l’Armée éthiopienne, dans la région somalienne administrée par l’Ethiopie. Fighting kills 20 in the regional administration of Somalia in Ethiopia.

At least 20 soldiers have been killed and many others wounded after heavy fighting between Ethiopian soldiers and ONLF rebels started in Dhagah-buur region in the regional administration of Somalia in Ethiopia, official said on Friday.

Hussein Nor, head of the information affairs of ONLF rebels who is Qatar told Shabelle radio that the fighting started 4th February in Dhagax-buur region and still continuing in the regional administration of Somalia in Ethiopia and claimed that they killed 20 Ethiopian soldiers in the fighting adding they captured the station of Ethiopian troops in the region.

Asked about the casualties of their side, he said that there were some casualties but not more and asserted that they will continue the fighting until they liberate the Ethiopian troops from the regional state of Somalia in Ethiopia.

Reports from Dhagah-buur region say that the fighting is still continuing and the rival forces are using heavy weapons which could be heard all directions in the region.

In over the past weeks there has been fighting between ONLF rebels and Ethiopian troops that killed number of soldiers from both rival forces in the regional administration of Somalia and Ethiopia.