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insurgency in Ogaden, waged by the separatist Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) in Ethiopia's Somali region, began in 1995 and ended in 2008. Originally an accepted political party which contributed three Presidents of the Somali Region after the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front expelled them from power, the ONLF began a guerrilla war to promote their goals. For many years, the remoteness of the Somali Region led to the conflict being ignored by the international media, until several high-profile attacks in 2007: the attack on the Chinese oil site at Abole and attacks in Jigjiga and Dhagahbur.
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Ethiopia: Crackdown in East Punishes Civilians, Human Rights Watch, July 4, 2007.
Ogaden Crackdown Carries High Cost, Inter Press Service News Agency, July 5, 2007
Collective Punishment: War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in the Ogaden area of Ethiopia’s Somali Region, , June 2008 Human Rights Watch
Gettleman, Jeffrey (2007-04-24). "Ethiopian Rebels Kill 70 at Chinese-Run Oil Field". The New York Times . Retrieved . 2007-04-24
Ethiopia:Oil companies suspend operations, Garowe Online, Apr 28, 2007
"Chinese workers freed in Ethiopia". . April 29, 2007 BBC News, 29 April 2007 . Retrieved . January 5, 2010
"Collective Punishment: War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in the Ogaden area of Ethiopia’s Somali Region". . Human Rights Watch
Ethiopia Ogaden crisis, Reuters AlertNet, 1st December, 2007. Sanders, Edmund. "
Ethiopia war gets little attention," , March 23, 2008. Los Angeles Times
"Somalia: Ethiopia Denies as Massacre Continues in Ogaden"
Ethiopian Rebel Group Denies Support From Eritrea, VOA, April 25, 2007
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