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Saudi Arabia and Its Allies Starts Bombing Yemen

 military strikes were started in Yemen
The military strikes were started after an “appeal” from Yemen’s President Abdurabuh Mansur Hadi. (Getty Images – archive)

By Russia Today (RT),

SAUDI Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.”

According to Ambassador Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the military operation in Yemen started at 7 p.m. EST (11 p.m. GMT). The US is not participating in the operation, the envoy stressed.  Continue reading Saudi Arabia and Its Allies Starts Bombing Yemen

U.S. Donates One Used Military Transport Aircraft to Ethiopia

A Double-Edged Assistance

By The Reporter,

THE US government has donated a C-130E Hercules military transport aircraft to the Ethiopian Air Force.  Reliable sources told The Reporter that the Ethiopian Air Force has acquired the aircraft that was being operated by the US Air Force.

Sources said the USAF-130E recently entered service with No 15 squadron at Ethiopian Air Force main airbase in Bishoftu town, Oromia Regional State. Continue reading U.S. Donates One Used Military Transport Aircraft to Ethiopia

ESAT Established Contact With Defected Ethiopian Helicopter Pilots

ESAT established its first contact with the three defected high profile Ethiopian Air Force MI-35 Helicopter pilots after its staff members, Mesay Mekonen and Fasil Yenealem returned from their three weeks Eritrea mission

By TesfaNews,

THE Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT) today reports that it has established its first contact with the three Ethiopian Air Force pilots who defected last month to a third country [Eritrea] with their MI-35 Helicopter gunship.

Captain Samuel Ghidey, Lieutenant Yililign Mekonen and technician Tsegabrhan Ghidey told ESAT that they are safe and in good condition since they arrived in the country. Continue reading ESAT Established Contact With Defected Ethiopian Helicopter Pilots

What Does it Take to Get the Helicopters Back?

It looks like members of the Ethiopian Air Force have found a better way of abandoning the regime. However, since there are no international protocols in the book for such incident, the question of how to get back the flying machines is not going to be a simple one.

By Yilma Bekele,

NORMALLY regimes do not lose such an important asset just like that. Fighter jets or helicopters just do not fly out of the coop so easily. But we are talking about Ethiopia here and no matter how you look at it, ours is not a normal regime. Six percent of any group do not control hundred percent of the decision making. Even in business it requires fifty plus one to have a controlling interest.

Those rules do not apply in our country. The six percent have guns. This is where the rule of the jungle trumps the rule of law. Just like as in the movie ‘The God Father’ they have offered the people a deal they just can’t refuse. Continue reading What Does it Take to Get the Helicopters Back?

Another Ethiopian Air Force Pilot Defects and Joined Armed Struggle

TURMOIL. A series of defection scandal hit the Ethiopian Air Force hard in recent times both in terms of qualified man power as well as inventory of military aircraft

By TesfaNews,

ANOTHER wave of defection today hit the troubled Ethiopian Air Force once again as another military aircraft pilot have abandoned the regime and joined one of the armed opposition forces in exile.

The Amsterdam based Ethiopian Satellite Television ESAT, however, refrained from mentioning his name for safety reason but promised to report about it in detail very soon. Continue reading Another Ethiopian Air Force Pilot Defects and Joined Armed Struggle

ሓይል አየር ኢትዮጲያ ይሕመስ ኣሎ

ስርዓት ወያነ ፡ ናይቶም ኣቐዲሞም ራሕሪሖሞ ዝኾብለሉ 8ተ ኣብረርትን ተማሊኦምወን ናይ ዝመጹ ነፈርቲ ኩናትን ሄሊኮፕተራትን ገዲፉ ፡ ናይዞም ዳሕረዎት 3ተ ኣብረርትን MI-35 ዝኣይነተን ሄሊኮፕተርን ግና እምብዛ አጨኒቁዎን ፡ ዝሕዞን ዝጭብጦን ኣስኢኑዎ ይርከብ። እቲ ምክንያት ግና እንታይ ኢዩ?

ተስፋኒውስ

ኣባላት ሓይሊ አየር ኢትዮጲያ ዝነበሩ ሻምበል ሳሙኤል ግደይ፡ መቶ ኣለቃ ቢልልኝ ደሳለኝ ከምኡውን ናይ በረራ ቴክኒሻን ጸጋ ብርሃን ግደይን ፡ ኣብዚ ቅንያት`ዚ ነቲ ሒዞምዎ ዝጸንሑ ሄሊኮፕተር ጠዊዮም ናብ ኤርትራ ድሕሪ ምእታው ፡ ሓይሊ ኣየር ኢትዮጲያ ኣብ ኣዚዩ ጽዑቕ ኣኼባታትን ግምገማን ተሸሚሙ ከምዝርከብ ምንጭታት ካብ አዲስ አበባ ንመደብር ቴሌቭዥን ኢሳት ሓቢሮም ።

ሽሕ`እኳ ምጥፋእ ኣብረርትን ነፈርቲ ኹናትን ናብ ኤርትር ሓድሽ ተርእዮ እንተዘይኮነ ፡ ትግራዎት ኣብረርቲ ነቲ ስርዓት ራሕሪሖም ክሓድሙ ግና እዚ ናይ መጀመሪያ ኢዩ። ምኹብላል ሻምበል ሳሙኤል ግደይን ፡ ቴክኒሻን ጸጋ ብርሃን ግደይን ካብ ትጽቢት እቲ ስርዓት ወጻኢ ከምዝነበረን ፡ ፍጹም ስንባደ ከምዝፈጠረን ክፍለጥ ተኻኢሉ ኣሎ። ኣብዚ እዋን`ዚ ፡ ምስዞም ክልተ ተጋሩ ኣባላት ሓይሊ አየር ናይ ቀረባ ርክብ አለዎም ኢሉ ንዝጠርጠሮም ኣባላት ክምርምሮም ከምዝጀመረ ካብ ኣዲስ አበባ ዝተረኸበ ሓበሬታ ይሕብር። Continue reading ሓይል አየር ኢትዮጲያ ይሕመስ ኣሎ