33 suspected rebels neutralized in Ethiopia

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Security forces in Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state have “neutralized” 33 suspected Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) rebels, state media outlet Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reported on Wednesday.

FBC reported the 33 suspected rebels were neutralized during military operations conducted in the last several days in the eastern Wollega zone of Oromia regional state.

FBC further reported eight other suspected OLA rebels were arrested during military operations.

OLA is a breakaway faction of an ex-rebel group Oromo Liberation Front (OLF).

OLF is an opposition political party claiming to fight for the rights of ethnic Oromos who make up about 35 percent of Ethiopia’s 110 million plus population.

The OLF was designated as a terrorist group by the Ethiopian parliament in 2011. OLF was removed from the terror list in July 2018 to help facilitate negotiations and foster reconciliation. Enditem

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1 COMMENT

  1. You are confused and biased reporter having one side report only. in the first place Oromo is not 35% of the country population, Oromo is >45% of the country’s population. again OLF is not a terrorist organization rather it is a freedom fighter. Go and check its Office in Washington DC since the establishment of OLF.
    As the same time the arrested 33 arrested people are innocent and young students and youths in the rural area, children of the farmer, they are not rebels or OLA. Don’t disseminate falls information that is baseless please, be advised as journalist based on your profession.

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