ONLF steps up attacks on Ethiopian Troops in Ogaden
(OgadenToday Press)- A Somali Ethnic Rebel Group that fights for the self-determination of Ogaden Region in eastern Ethiopia steps up attacks on government Troops, a source confirmed to OgadenToday Press.
A source close to regional administration confirmed to OgadenToday Press that almost 150 pro Ethiopian military militia under the command of Regional administration has been killed in the attacks.
Locals see ONLF has gained some control despite state-run ESTV repeatedly airs that Ogaden National Liberation Front ONLF has been weakened, a move that ONLF officials consider as a propaganda.
Husseen Mohamed Nur, head of ONLF information told reports that ONLF has carried out militarily operations.
We have killed more than 100 Ethiopian soldiers ,and its allied militia of Liyu Police (Hawarin) at Kebri Dahar and Godey,” Hussein Nour told Somali Media.
ONLF Troops have done over 50 attacks last two months despite the government claim weakened the group.
Rebels in the Ogaden region have been fighting for independence since the 1970s and the ONLF has been at the forefront of the fight since it was founded in 1984.
The Ogaden is an ethnic Somali that has been handed over to Ethiopia in 1954 by the Britain , a decision rejected by the Somalis in Ogaden region.