Ethiopia reportedly launched airstrike on Militant Oromo training facilities

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borkena
January 13,2019

Ethiopian National Defense Force reportedly launched on Sunday morning an airstrike on military training camp run by a radical militant faction of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) which Dawu Ibsa leads.

Addis Standard, Addis Ababa based private news portal, cited what it called sources in the military to report that the airstrike is in Qellem Wollega and surrounding regions in Western Ethiopia.

Social Media sources have also reported areas like Buri Kebe, Horo, Nora Dengora and Lalo (all in Wollega region) where the armed group operates have been targeted in the airstrike.

The airstrike target in the above-mentioned area is Oromo Liberation Front militant faction which is also called Shane Group (OLF-SG).

State owned and affiliated media outlets have not reported about the airstrike so far.



As reported by borkena in the past, leader the militant group commanding the rebel army from his office in Addis Ababa (and it is the government that has provided the office.) And Ethiopians are now increasingly bewildered as to why the leader of the militant group is not facing justice.

The airstrike came a day after armed group who claimed to be a member of that OLF militant faction robbed government owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia and the Cooperative Bank of Oromia yesterday in the same region. 12 employees of the banks including, two branch managers, are reportedly taken hostage after the robbery.

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Defense Force, Gen. Berhanu Jula, appeared in the parliament last week, to present Defense report, and told parliamentarians that the problem posed by the militant group in Wollega, Western Ethiopia is reversed, and government structures are functioning again.

The militant group has been accusing government that it has failed to implement agreements they reached, apparently in Eritrea, before the armed group returned to the country in mid September.

Government on its part says that it does not have any special agreement with the group. Government wants the militant faction to disarm, respect the law of the land and embark on peaceful political struggle like the rest of the opposition groups in the country.

Government openly admitted that appeasement policy toward the militant group in the past six or so months did not bring about a positive response although hundreds of civilians and government officials were killed and thousands of people displaced from the region.
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8 Responses to "Ethiopia reportedly launched airstrike on Militant Oromo training facilities"

  1. Mimimi   January 13, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Having cleared the OLF, Abiy will now win the Oromo voice. Smart player.

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  2. Obsaa_Injifataa   January 14, 2019 at 6:07 am

    This piece of article is written unprofessionally and it is unbalanced. In line 2 the author wrote:radical militant faction of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). This implies this news outlet considers OLF as a radical group just as do other OLF enemies. In the same paragraph this article writes…Ethiopians are now increasingly bewildered as to why the leader of the militant group is not facing justice.How many Ethiopians have you interviewed to come to this conclusion? What if other Ethiopians have a different view? In the second paragraph we read …OLF militants robbed government owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia. Did Borkena.com confirmed this issue or is it a propaganda campaign against OLF? Also,

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  3. Obsaa_Injifataa   January 14, 2019 at 6:08 am

    This piece of article is written unprofessionally and it is unbalanced. In line 2 the author wrote:radical militant faction of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). This implies this news outlet considers OLF as a radical group just as do other OLF enemies. In the same paragraph this article writes…Ethiopians are now increasingly bewildered as to why the leader of the militant group is not facing justice.How many Ethiopians have you interviewed to come to this conclusion? What if other Ethiopians have a different view? In the second paragraph we read …OLF militants robbed government owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia. Did Borkena.com confirmed this issue or is it a propaganda campaign against OLF?

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  4. Ayu   January 14, 2019 at 9:03 am

    It is bizarre to read about the airstrke news while z leaders are 2 kilometres away from the headquarters of EDF around GulleLe area. Either z government should peacefully solve the stalemate through dialogue or should hold them accoutable.

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  5. It is awar crime   January 16, 2019 at 11:59 am

    A war crime by odp against oromo of wollega

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  6. anonymus   January 17, 2019 at 11:55 am

    One can win the war but not the ideology. Please resolve matters through the traditional means in a civilized manner. Revenge is not a sign of civilization. War will bring only destruction to this country.

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  7. IBRAHIM ABDI HASSAN   February 1, 2019 at 12:58 am

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCER//
    ALL FEDERAL GOV IN ETHIOPIA//
    DEAR SIR MADAM//
    IAM THE ABOVE NAMED IBRAHIM ABDI INTERNANAL/OF AFORMER.NATIONALEXPERT SECURITY/IN APILOT/OF ETHIOPIA/GOV//
    IAM IN ADEATH GREAVE/AND HUNGRY//IN ALIFE//IWAS BEEN CHEATED//IN MY LIFE//IN ADEATH//NO HEALTH//IN AMEDICAL PILOT//IWOULD LIKE TO INFORM/ALL GOV OF ETHIOPIA//WILL ENDS DYINGS//WITH THIR WEOPONS//GUNS//AND THEY WILL FINISHED//THEM SELFS/WITH OUT ANY GUESTIONS//IAM VERY HAPPY THE COUNTRY//HAVE//OF MILLIONS ARE DIEDS/IN PUPULLATIONS//PLEASE LETS THE GOV STILL//DOINGS TO KILLS EVERY DAYS AND NIGHT//IAM SO HAPPY//WITH THOSE BLOODS//TO LOST//THIR/LIFES//LETS ME ADONKEY OF ANIMALS//WHO HAS NO RIGHT//FROM THE WORLDS//ETHIOPIA WILL NEVER HAVE ANY PEACE//IN THE WORLDS SINCE THEYARE USINGS MY COMPANIES//AND FACTORIES//TRANSPORTS VEHCLES//LET MILTARY IN ETHIOPIA MAKE TO STRIKES.IN GOV AND PUBLICS IN TOWN AND STUDENTS//AND CIVILIANS//MILTARY SHOULD BE USED//WITH/FIRE CEASE/S//SO WE CAN ALLOW MANY PEOPLES IN ADEATH/S//IAM VERY GLADS//EVERY DAY GOV OF ETHIOPIA ARE KILLINGS IN EACH OTHER//THANKS AFORMER OF INTERNATIONAL/IN SECURITY//FORCCES//IN FEDERAL GOV OF ETHIOPIA//IBRAHIM ABDI HASSAN

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  8. IBRAHIM ABDI HASSAN   February 1, 2019 at 1:01 am

    thanks

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