Ogaden Online war correspondent has reported that in recent weeks, ONLF [Ogaden National Liberation Front] freedom fighters have carried out fierce attacks against Ethiopian forces and its associated militia in parts of the Ogaden, killing numerous soldiers and capturing an assortment of military equipment.
The attacks aim to demonstrate to the Ethiopian regime that it will never be able to extract oil reserves in the Ogaden. The fighting occurred, among other places, in Korahey, Nogob, and Jerar provinces.
On 28 August 2012, twelve Ethiopian soldiers were killed and fourteen others were wounded at a place called Wayla-qanjidhle, near Sagag.
On 30 August 2012, ten soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded in an attack in Duduma-qalan which is part of Dhuxun.
On 25 August 2012, three Ethiopian soldiers were killed in Gabagabo town.
On 28 August, ONLF fighters carried out separate attacks on Ethiopian forces in Sagag, killing a total of 5 soldiers and wounding 7 others.
On 28 August, ONLF freedom fighters killed five Ethiopian Woyane soldiers in Garbo-diimo, near Baabili
On 29th and 30th of August 2012, ONLF fighters carried out a series of coordinated raids against Ethiopian and its associated militia forces in place called Toora-naagood, near Sagag, killing Sevene soldiers and wounding six others. Full details of the battles could not be obtained, but preliminary information indicated that Ethiopian soldiers suffered heavy casualties.
On 31 August, ONLF fighters attacked military bases in Malayko, killing two soldiers and wounding 4 others. Military warehouses were also destroyed in Malayko town.
On 1 September, two Ethiopian soldiers were killed and many otherss were wounded in Calaadka, near Galaalshe,
Latest reports from the Ogaden say that similar attacks by ONLF freedom fighters, which usually occur when Ethiopian soldiers venture into rural localities and villages