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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 ] citation needed 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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