Somali troops may have been drawn into Ethiopia’s civil war



Multiple sources suggest that Somali troops may be fighting alongside Eritrean forces in the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. But, in a tweet, the Somalia government “strongly denied false reports” that Somali soldiers were killed in the Ethiopian war. In November, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent national troops to the Tigray region in the north of his country to counter the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a group that he accused of insurgency. The TPLF led a coalition of political parties on the national stage until 2019. By the time national troops arrived in the regional capital, Mekele, TPLF leaders appeared to have fled, fighting was limited and Abiy declared...

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