Ethiopia has renewed its efforts against al Shabaab in Somalia by sending more troops into the country to counter the terror group. Sources say that Hundreds of Ethiopian soldiers have arrived in central Somali after crossing the border to join a large-scale offensive against al-Shabab extremists.
The heavily armed troops’ entry into Somalia comes barely a few days since al Shabaab claimed killing 30 Ethiopian soldiers in claims that have been refuted by AMISOM. The soldiers are believed to be Ethiopia’s promised reinforcement for the renewed offensive against the Al Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab jihadist group in Somalia.
Ethiopian is among those countries has the highest contribution of troops to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Ethiopia has been steadily increasing the number of troops in Somalia to help in the joint military offensive with African Union forces meant to push al-Shabab fighters out of their strongholds in regions in the south of Somalia.