Chinese and Ethiopian hostages released by Ethiopian rebels
Ethiopian rebels from the Ogaden National Liberation Front released nine Chinese and Ethiopian hostages today according to CNN.
The rebels captured seven Chinese oil workers and two ethipian civilians earlier in the week after an attack on a Chinese oil field, said MSNBC
The Washington Post is reporting that the attack left 65 Ethiopians and nine Chinese workers dead. According to the rebel group, the Chinese workers "were removed from the battlefield for their own safety." The rebels are ethnic Somalis who claim to be fighting for independence for the Ogaden region.
The OLNF said that the men were in good health and had been treated well. The Chinese government has condemed the rebel group's actions, said The New York Times.