Ethiopian troops re-enter Gedo, Al Shabaab retreat

January 4, 2009

BARDHERE, Somalia Jan 4 (Garowe Online) – Ethiopian troops have reportedly re-entered parts of Gedo region and forced Islamist rebels to retreat inward, Radio Garowe reports.

Al Shabaab insurgents have left every major town in Gedo region, except the key town of Bardhere where the guerrillas ordered an around-the-clock curfew, which started midday Sunday, residents said.–More–