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Ethiopia Admits it Sustained Heavy Casualties

Ethiopia sustained casualties in Eritrea attack
Eritrea says it successfully repulsed the attack on the Tsorona Central Front with TPLF troops sustaining heavy casualties. Ethiopian government spokesman admits its forces suffered significant casualties [by the very fire it lit].
By TesfaNews,

The Eritrean government today announces that it successfully repulsed the surprise attack launched by Ethiopian TPLF troops on the Tsorona Central Front on Sunday with TPLF forces sustaining a significant lose.

Residents on the Ethiopian side reported they have seen hundreds of wounded Ethiopian soldiers taken to nearby hospitals, signifying the devastated outcome of the Eritrean response to this latest Ethiopian adventure.

Ethiopian government spokesman, Getachew Reda, who had initially claimed no knowledge of the fighting, told AFP its troops had in fact sustained significant casualties. Continue reading Ethiopia Admits it Sustained Heavy Casualties

Ethiopia Attacks Eritrea: Things to Understand

Even if the purpose and ramifications of this latest attack are yet to fully emerge, it is difficult to overlook the problematic role of the international community in the ongoing tensions plaguing the region. (Photo: Ethiopia’s great loss, Tsorona central front,1999)

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD),

On Sunday, the Ethiopian government launched an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Central Front. According to a BBC report, “witnesses report hearing heavy gunfire and seeing Ethiopian troops and tanks heading towards Eritrean border.”

The region, located along the tense border between the two countries, was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting during the 1998-2000 Eritrea-Ethiopia war. Full details of yesterday’s attack are still being confirmed and its specific motives or ultimate aims remain unclear. Continue reading Ethiopia Attacks Eritrea: Things to Understand

Eritrea Accuses Ethiopia of Border Attack

Eritrea said Ethiopian regime forces unleashed an attack on the Tsorona Central Front. The area saw intense fighting during the 1999 conflict. According to the Associated Press, Ethiopia lost more than 10,000 troops and scores of tanks in that 3 days of intense fighting.

By TesfaNews,

Eritrea has accused Ethiopia of launching an attack at the countries’ territory highlighting persistent tension over a boundary dispute that triggered war in 1998-2000. Ethiopia said the situation was calm on Monday.

Ethiopia “unleashed an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Central Front. The purpose and ramifications of this attack are not clear,” the Eritrean government said in a short statement issued on Sunday night.

Tsorona is a town south of the Eritrean capital Asmara and close to the frontier. The area saw intense fighting during the earlier border war. Continue reading Eritrea Accuses Ethiopia of Border Attack

Cross Border Attack From Ethiopia Killed 16 Sudanese Civilians

Tension is high on Sudan – Ethiopia border after 16 Sudanese civilians have been killed by armed Ethiopians in a cross border attack.

By TesfaNews,

The Sudanese Minister of Interior, Esmat Abdul Rahaman has accused Ethiopian “gangs” for killing at least 16 Sudanese farmers in an attack at the common border with Ethiopia.

The minister told parliament on Thursday that at least 16 Sudanese farmers have been killed and another 12 injured in clashes with some Ethiopian armed groups in El Gadaref State on the border.

Rahaman stated that the Ethiopian armed groups have attacked the Sudanese regular border forces and the farmers in the areas of Fashaga, Algalabat, Giraisha and Sanda in the locality of El Gadaref. Continue reading Cross Border Attack From Ethiopia Killed 16 Sudanese Civilians