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Talk about Somalia becoming a racing ground between Eritrea and Ethiopia

Talk about Somalia becoming a racing ground between Eritrea and Ethiopia emanates from ignorance about the real situation in Somalia: President Isaias
By Staff
Dec 27, 2006, 16:56


Asmara, 27 December 2006 – President Isaias Afwerki said that talk about Somalia becoming a racing ground between Eritrea and Ethiopia emanates from ignorance about the real situation in Somalia. He made the statement in an interview with Aljazeera TV today.

Stating that the current situation in Somalia is the result of the intervention of foreign forces, particularly Ethiopia, the President noted that the Somali people are facing challenges in their home-grown popular struggle to achieve peace and stability after the experience they had acquired from the past 15 years.

Indicating that relations between the peoples of Eritrea and Somalis are rooted in brotherhood, good-neighborliness, and common struggle stretching over a period of more than a century, President Isaias pointed out that Eritrea respects the aspir…

Ethiopian, TFG Forces routing international terrorist forces in and around Baidoa: PM Meles

Addis Ababa, December 27, 2006 - Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Ethiopian forces and the forces of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia have broken the back of international terrorist forces in and around Baidoa, and the latter are now in full retreat.
Meles said the main forces that the Ethiopian defense forces and that of the TFG faced particularly around Baidoa were not Somali forces as such. “They were Eritrean troops, international terrorists and some elements of the so-called Shabab," Meles said in a press conference he gave to local and international journalists here on Tuesday.

“Our commanders have got the list of international terrorists, people outside of Somalia who were wounded and being treated at a hospital in the town of Diinsoor when the town was occupied,” Meles said.

“Not only did we get the names of those Eritreans, but the list of names of people who carry British Passports. So when we talk about international terrorists, we mean internationa…