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Vol 48 No 2

Published 19th January 2007


Ethiopia

Marching across the border

Ethiopia was always confident of an easy victory over the Supreme Islamic Courts Council, despite the SICC's support from international Islamist volunteers and Eritrea. Addis Ababa had planned for no more than a few weeks in Somalia. Once the SICC launched its offensive against Baidoa on 18 December, Ethiopia rapidly built up its force to more than 4,000 men...

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