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Latest update : 2009-01-25

Ethiopian soldiers, who moved into Somalia in 2006 to fight an Islamist insurgency, have completed the withdrawal of its troops from the war-torn country, according to a senior Ethiopian government official.

AFP - Ethiopia has completed the withdrawal of its troops from Somalia where they were deployed two years ago to help the Somali government fight an Islamist insurgency, Communications Minister Bereket Simon told AFP Sunday.
   
"The Ethiopian army has successfully completed its mission in Somalia and it has been fully withdrawn," the minister said.

Date created : 2009-01-25

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