[dehai-news] (MO) Second mass grave discovered in former TPLF army base in Mogadishu

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From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (eritrea.lave@comhem.se)
Date: Sun Mar 22 2009 - 13:17:09 EST

Somalia: Mass grave discovered in former Ethiopian base
March 22nd, 2009
MOGADISHU(Mareeg)--Five dead bodies that the Ethiopian soldiers killed
months ago have been found in a mass grave in Aslubta compound outside
Mogadishu, a former base of Ethiopian troops, witnesses and officials
said on Sunday.

Relatives of the dead bodies told to the reporters that the five bodies
were all young men who were traveling in a car in front of the compound
when the Ethiopian troops captured and killed them.

They said that two of them were brothers and described the incident as a
massacre by the Ethiopian troops during their two-year of ill-fated
occupation in Somalia.

The Ethiopian troops invaded Somalia in late 2006 to oust the Islamic
Courts Union that controlled much of south and southern Somalia.

The Ethiopian troops left Somalia in mid January this year.

A relative of those killed who talked to reporters alongside the mass
grave identified the men as: Nur Omar farey, Abdi Hashi Ga'al, his
brother Abas Hashi Ga'al, Abdullahi Mohamed Roble and their driver
Tahliil Salad.

Sheik Abdirahim Isse Adow, a spokesman for the Islamic Courts Union, who
visited the mass grave, told reporters that his fighters will
investigate all formerly Ethiopian-based compounds and surrounding areas
so that the remains of other slain civilians may be searched.
"We know Ethiopians caused heavy damages on our people and this is part
of their massacre against Somali civilians," said Sheik Abdirahim.

Al-Shabab Islamists discovered 13 dead bodies a week ago from former
Ethiopian military base about 4 kilometers east of Baidoa.

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