Ethiopian military base seized

Ethiopian military base seized
Sun, 01 Jun 2008 09:21:59
Press Tv

Al-Shaabab attacks on Ethiopian millitary base leave 13 dead.
Al-Shabab forces have taken over an Ethiopian military base in an attack that killed eight Ethiopians and five insurgents in Somalia.
Ethiopian soldiers surrendered their positions when al-Shabab attacked their Digfeer military building May 31, Press TV correspondent reports.

Other Ethiopian bases have retaliated by targeting Hodon and Howlwadag civilian districts, showering them with artillery fire.

People in Mogadishu believe the heavy artillery and mortar attacks to be the result of Ethiopian defeat.

At least 87 mortar rounds have been fired into civilian areas since the attack on the Ethiopian base and violence is now escalating.