Reports reaching our service desk from the town of Buladari, near Jigjiga confirm the defection of up to dozen soldiers from the Ethiopian military
stationed there. Reports add that the soldiers who left their positions escaped with all their military gear. Those surrendered include some members of the notorious Liyu police which are trained and armed by Ethiopian Government.
Recent ONLF operations have been felt throughout Ogaden. The speed, accuracy and the boldness of these operations, since they take place within the Ethiopian military garrisons, is said to have demoralized many members of the Ethiopian military.