Finally, Egypt, though no longer a socialist country, played a role in the fight to aid Somali with weapons. If lost or drunk please return to friend I’m the friend shirt. The reason is that the tension between Ethiopia and Egypt is linked to the upper Nile River. Because of these things, in November 1977, Somalia severed all diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union and other communist countries, except China and Romania. Back in the war, Somali forces began to enter the Ogaden in July 1979. Earlier, 60% of the area had been occupied by West Somali Liberation Front forces. However, in an important campaign to capture Ethiopia’s second largest city, Dire Dawa, Somali and WSLF were unsuccessful.