The corpses of five soldiers -- either from the Somali government army or their Ethiopian allies -- were desecrated during some of the worst clashes in the lawless capital since the interim government took over in December, witnesses said.And this is AP's account:
In one place, men dragged two semi-naked corpses by the feet while members of a crowd chanting "God is Great" kicked and pelted them with stones, a Reuters reporter said.
In another, three bodies were hauled round by rope, kicked and then also set alight, witnesses said.
An Associated Press photographer saw insurgents drag the bodies of one Ethiopian soldier and one Somali government soldier through the streets of northeastern Mogadishu and then set them on fire.
As one of the bodies was still burning, women wearing head scarves and long, loose dresses picked up stones and pounded it as a handful of young men looked on.
The government of any self-respecting nation would surely be abhorred if its soldiers were the ones who were mutilated, dragged on the streets and burned. Ethiopia's government is a rare breed. Its response according to Reuters was emphatic denial :
Ethiopia denied its soldiers were among the five dragged through the streets. "That is categorically false," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Ambassador Solomon Abebe.
This government got ninety thousand Ethiopians killed in Ethio-Eritrean war and decided to pull back when it was winning the war. This government massacred thousands of innocent Anuaks and blamed it on the victims. These government killed innocent protestors on the streets of Addis Ababa argued that they were trying to rob banks. This government lacks an iota of respect for an Ethiopian life.
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