Ex Alshabaab's Robow Militia Backed By Ethiopia In Hudur Fighting
It has emerged that Ethiopian forces are backing former Alshabaab Deputy leader Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansoor's militia in the recent fighting in Hudur, Radio Dalsan reports. Three Alshabaab commanders and several fighters were killed in fierce fighting between an allied force made up of Robow militia, Ethiopian troops and SNA soldiers. An official from the South West State administration confirmed to Radio Dalsan that Ethiopia which currently controls Hudur was involved in the latest fighting. The allied forces made the attack on an Alshabaab military base in Seyniilow village some 40km from Hudur in Bakol. The casualties on the militants cannot be confirmed but officials say it is the highest lose Alshabaab has met in 2017. The group has executed five successful attacks on different SNA bases including Bariire and El Wak. Robow who in the past waged a war against the Ethiopians recently defected putting to an end an estranged relation with Alshabaab where he was a deputy leader and Spokesman.