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Ethiopian Forces Enter Second Town

From Times Wire Reports

Ethiopian troops moved into a second Somalian town to protect the country’s weak U.N.-backed government, angering the Islamic militia that controls most of Somalia and causing peace talks to collapse.

About 200 Ethiopian troops, driving in pickup trucks mounted with machine guns, moved into Wajid and seized the airport, meeting no resistance, witnesses said.

The Islamists walked out of Arab League talks in Sudan, and the government said it would not attend until it received international guarantees that any agreement would be respected.


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