Young Zaynab Shaafi Abdi Diime, a 10 year old girl in Dalaad Village, Qorahay province was gang raped by Ethiopian soldiers and then executed.
Eyewitnesses and local reporters have confirmed Zaynab was abducted by a group of Ethiopian solidiers. She repeatedly requested that she be allowed to contact her family so that a male member could accompany her to where the soldiers were taking her.
The rape of young girls has now reached epidemic proportions in Ogaden and is becoming the most potent weapon used by the Ethiopian military against the Ogaden civilians. Civilians living closer to the military garrison where these innocent females are held report the screams of the females day and night as it appears they might be tortured or gang raped.