Ethiopian Separatist Group Says Government Released a Top Leader

  • Abdikarim Sheikh Muse was captured by Somalia in August 2017
  • Release reported on Ogaden National Liberation Front Twitter

By Nizar Manek, 30 June 2018
(Bloomberg) --
Ethiopia has released a senior leader of the Ogaden National Liberation Front as the country’s government moves towards ending its designation as a terrorist group. 
The separatist rebel group in the border area between Ethiopia and Somalia, said via Twitter that executive committee member Abdikarim Sheikh Muse was set free. Somali agents captured Muse in the central town of Adado, 500 kilometers (311 miles) north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in August.
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