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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Several members of Ethiopian Armed forces defected to OLF

Several members of Ethiopian armed forces led by General Kemal Gelchu have defected to the OLF.

August 9, 2006 (OLF) - The presidential office of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) disclosed on August 9, 2006 that several members of the armed forces of the wayane regime have crossed the Eritrean border and joined the OLF. According to information released by the office of the president of the OLF, the wayane army members, which include high ranking military officers as General Kemal Gelchu and Colonel Abebe have joined the Oromo liberation struggle along with full military armaments under their controls.

The briefing further added that the settler wayane forces have recently stricken by similar defections and the office of the president indicated that it would make available the details at appropriate time in the future. It has been learnt that the defection of the soldiers has sent a shockwave throughout the ranks and files of the wayane regime.

According to insider information received by the OLF, the panicked wayane regime is planning to target soldiers from oppressed nations and nationalities, in particular Oromo soldiers, in a futile attempt to scare soldiers from taking similar actions.

At this junction the OLF would like to re-new its call on all Oromo soldiers and that of oppressed nations and nationalities serving in the wayane military to follow this exemplary and timely action and join the popular struggle of their people.

Victory to the Oromo People!

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