Here we go again in the Horn of Africa

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by PartTimePongo, Oct 26, 2006.

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  2. My local rag paints an even worse picture (sorry no link possible).

    According to their report, the 'Govt' forces had just retaken a town previously lost to the ICU. The assault being 'directed' by Ethiopian advisors in the front-line and with 4-6,000 Ethiopian combat troops in reserve - with backing from the CIA!

    On the other hand, the ICU was said to be forming a counter-offence based around a core of Eritrean troops totalling 3-4,000 with Saudi, Yemeni and Iranian support!

    Now, if you had money to blow, where would you place a bet as to a possible current or future base for al-Qaeda? :)
  3. Touble in Somalia and Ethiopia?

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