Ogaden National Liberation Front [ONLF] forces have intensified attacks against Ethiopian troops. At least 289 Ethiopian soldiers have been killed in the last 10 days, among them many officers. The fighting took place as follows:
On 11 April 2010, a unit of Ogaden National Liberation Front fighters clashed with Ethiopian soldiers in Jerar province. Five Ethiopian soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in the battle. On the same date, Ethiopian troops stationed in Gosololey, Jerar province, suffered massive losses in a nocturnal attack. Also in Gosololey, two Ethiopian soldiers were killed in a skirmish with an ONLF scouting party.
On 15 and 16 April 2010, Ogaden National Liberation Front forces carried out fierce attacks against Ethiopian troops, inflicting devastation on them. The battles occurred in Dhala'ad, Marsin, Qoriley, Nagadiweyne and Gunagado, located in Jerar, Korahey, and Dolo provinces. More than 243 Ethiopian soldiers were killed and countless others were wounded in the battles. Six Ural trucks were also destroyed.
On 20 April 2010, eight Ethiopian soldiers were killed and 10 others were wounded in Daremeley, Korahey province. In a separate battle in Babile district, 20 Ethiopian soldiers were killed.
On 22 April 2010, an Ural truck carrying 11 soldiers were destroyed in Harad, Korahey province. All occupants of the vehicle died in the attack.