More than 4,000 Ethiopian troops have been formally absorbed into the African Union force in Somalia.
They will be responsible for security in the south-western regions of Gedo, Bay and Bakool, the AU said.
Ethiopia's contribution takes the AU force to the 22,000-strong level mandated by the UN Security Council.
Ethiopian forces have been operating in neighbouring Somalia for several years, helping the UN-backed government fight the al-Qaeda-aligned al-Shabab group.
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