(OLF News, January 16, 2010)
The hope and shield of the Oromo people, the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) Eastern Command reported that our gallant freedom fighters have engaged the invading TPLF/EPRDF army and put over 8 Wayyaanee [Ethiopian] troops out of action on January 10, 2010 in Eastern Oromia, Eastern Harargee Zone, Daaroo Labuu County [Woreda] around Raphee, at a place called ganda 26 [26th village] killing 3 enemy troops and wounding over 5. It is known that in this intense fighting the remaining enemy troops have escaped the fighting in disarray.
In this operation our freedom fighters have captured several automatic guns, hand grenades, and ammunitions from the enemy.
Meanwhile, another OLA command operating in Southern Command, Baalee zone is reported to have attacked enemy militias who were dispatched to harass innocent civilians under the usual accusation of supporting the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) and to loot the people’s property inflicting a substantial damage on the enemy. It is known that in this engagement a commander of this militia force whose name is Ziad Ahmed has been taken prisoner of war.
Stay tuned with OLF News for detailed news of the engagement that occurred in Baalee zone.
It is to be recalled that OLF News has reported on October 31, 2009 that OLA fighters have killed 5 and wounded more than 7 in Arsii zone and that on October 21, on August 6, August 27, and July 11, 2009 OLA fighters killed a total of 40 and wounded 21 others in Western Harargee zone.
OLA Eastern and Southern commands added in their report that our freedom fighters will continue their attack on the invading Wayyaanee troops until liberation.