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Garowe Online - Home: "BELETWEIN, Somalia Sep 27 (Garowe Online) - Ethiopian forces deployed in central Somalia withdrew from a key region Friday, Radio Garowe reported.

A contingent of Ethiopian troops driving 29 army trucks left the Jante Kundisho military camp in the outskirts of Beletwein, the capital of Hiran region.

The troops were reported to have headed for the Ethiopian border, where the Ethiopian army maintains a huge base to monitor security in Somalia's central regions.

On September 13, Ethiopian forces peacefully withdrew from Beletwein after facing consistent attacks from insurgents linked to the ousted Islamic Courts movement.

Islamist guerrillas, who are in control of virtually all districts in Hiran, also control the southern port of Kismayo and the town of Jowhar, which is located 90km from the national capital Mogadishu."

Olmert decries 'evil wind of extremism' in Israel - Yahoo! News

Olmert decries 'evil wind of extremism' in Israel - Yahoo! News
JERUSALEM - An "evil wind of extremism" is threatening Israel's democracy, outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned Sunday, after a pipe bomb attack wounded a professor critical of Israel's settler movement.
Olmert's forceful comments came amid growing concerns in Israel about violence by hard-line radicals, including extremist West Bank settlers.

Israeli defense officials and human rights groups have noted a rise in settler violence against Palestinian soldiers and Israeli soldiers in recent months.

On Sunday, police were investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old Palestinian shepherd whose body was discovered in ravine in a remote area of the West Bank. The shepherd's relatives blamed Jewish settlers, but police said they were still investigating.

Also, dozens of Israeli civilians entered the Palestinian village of Kufr Diek in the West Bank late Saturday, smashing the windows of s…