Somaliland: Somaliland and ethiopian forces clashed with Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels in Awdal region
According to local eyewitnesses a heavy war erupted between the Ethiopian troops and ONLF rebels near the Somaliland border on Tuesday and has displaced many in near by towns and villages.
An eyewitness told Somalilandpress that the clashes began midday in the Mar-mar mountains in Awdal region close to the Ethiopian border after the militants were surrounded.
They added the Somaliland army have also arrived in the region and is backing the Ethiopian army – each army is said to be shelling the militants from its side of the border.
No casualties have been reported but Ethiopia and Somaliland have vowed to eliminate the group from their regions.