Mogadishu, Somalia, 29 Feb 2008 - Young residents of Cabudwaq city in Somalia have fled their homes after Ethiopian troops stormed into the city arresting youngsters.
Waves of young people were seen fleeing the country as the clouds of fear overshadowed over the possible conflict between the soldiers and the anti-Ethiopian soldiers, an eyewitness, Hagi Mohamed Kahiye told Press TV.
"We don't like the arrival of Ethiopian soldiers, with armed vehicles. They come here to loot us and displace our people," he said.
At least 700 young people have fled the city in Galgadud region, central Somalia.
Between two fires at home, the Ethiopians face double-front struggle as the government soldiers have threatened the people by spreading leaflets which read, "if one gives a cup of water or makes business, will face gunfire."
Shopkeepers and tea shop owners were also warned against rendering service to the Ethiopian soldiers.
Source: Press TV