Ethiopian troops ride into Somalia, witnesses report

Associated Press
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA - About 100 Ethiopian troops crossed the border into Somalia on Saturday, witnesses said, the latest sign that Ethiopia might try to bolster this country's weak interim government as an Islamic militia gains increasing power.
The troops entered the border town of Beled-Hawo in eight military vehicles, Husein Ali Burale, a well-known traditional elder, said in a telephone interview.
"The commander of the troops asked the people of the town to show calm and not worry about their presence," said Ali Mohamed Siyad, a resident of Beled-Hawo. Attempts to reach Ethiopian officials were not immediately successful.

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