ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia readies ‘massive offensive’ on al-Shabab in Somalia

19Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia— Jan 19, 2019—The Ethiopian National Defense Force is confirming an ambush by al-Shabab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighboring Somalia and says Ethiopian forces are preparing a “massive offensive” in response.

A statement on Saturday rejects reports and an al-Shabab claim that several Ethiopian troops were killed. It does not give further details on casualties.

The ambush was reported as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the deadly hotel assault in Nairobi and deadly attacks on forces inside Somalia.

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