faction leader Hussein Aideed has charged that Ethiopian troops
are providing military training and logistics in Bakool region
to a rival warlord, Mohamed Hirsi Morgan.
In a statement,
he appealed to the UN, the Arab League, Organisation of Islamic
Conference and the Organisation of African Unity to intervene
and investigated Ethiopia's "illegal military activities"
claimed there was an Ethiopian training camp in Wajiid town,
Bakool. A source in the area told IRIN that training camps
were known to exist and that Ethiopian backing of militia
in the southern region was "an open secret".
in the region have also confirmed the presence of General
Mohamed Hersi Morgan.