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Ethiopian soldiers charged with terror plot - Xinhua

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-12 00:41:59|Editor: Shi YinglunVideo Player CloseADDIS ABABA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's Federal Attorney General on Thursday filed terror-related charges against five Ethiopian soldiers. The soldiers are accused of conspiring to recruit potential members for the banned rebel group Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). OLF, proscribed as a terror group by the Ethiopian government, claims to fight for the rights of ethnic Oromos who make up about 33 percent of Ethiopia's 100-million population. The rebel group, which has been engaged in armed struggle since the 1980s, has in recent years faded from public view, weakened by defections and internal fractures. Since then, the common border between Eritrea and Ethiopia has had an uneasy calm punctuated with periodic armed standoffs.

Source: Ethiopian News January 11, 2018 17:03 UTC