UPDATE: Ethiopia Denies Troops Crossed Into Somalia - Min
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP)--Ethiopia Tuesday denied its troops had crossed into neighboring Somalia, where Islamist rebels have launched an offensive against the government.
"No Ethiopian troops have entered Somalia. There is no change in the situation," state minister for communications Ermias Legesse told AFP.
Witnesses said they saw Ethiopian soldiers in dozens of armored vehicles in Kalabeyrka village, near Beledweyne, a town 300 kilometers north of the capital Mogadishu.