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Ethiopia security forces kill 333 suspected rebels: Official

The OLA is a breakaway armed faction of the ex-rebel group, Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). In May 2021, the Ethiopian parliament voted to designate the OLA as a terrorist group.

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Addis Ababa: Ethiopian security forces have killed 333 suspected Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) rebels in a recent security operation, an Ethiopian official said.

Speaking to local media outlets on Saturday, State Minister of Government Communications Service Selamawit Kassa said the security operation which started on July 23 and ended on July 29 also resulted in the arrest of 671 suspected OLA operatives.

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Kassa also said scores of firearms and radio communication systems were confiscated during the military operation.

Ethiopian security forces also destroyed 69 warehouses that were being used by the rebel group to store supplies, she further said.

The OLA is a breakaway armed faction of the ex-rebel group, Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). In May 2021, the Ethiopian parliament voted to designate the OLA as a terrorist group.

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