Ethiopia withdraws last troops from Mogadishu

Ethiopian forces in Somalia occupation withdrew completely from Mogadishu on Thursday, witnesses and a senior official said.

Ethiopia withdraws last troops from Mogadishu

"I confirm that there are no Ethiopian soldiers in the capital. They emptied all their bases and moved overnight onto the southern road to Baidoa," Abdifatah Ibrahim Shaaweye, deputy governor of Banadir Region, told Reuters.

Ahmed Farax Nur, who lives on the outskirts of Mogadishu, was woken up by the tanks pulling out of the rubble-strewn city.

"I saw the last convoy of Ethiopian forces passing by on the road. Most of them were walking alongside their vehicles," he told Reuters by telephone from Elasha.

Reuters
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