BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The crisis has continued along the Sudanese-Ethiopian border on Tuesday, where clashes continued between the Sudanese army and Ethiopian forces.
According to the Sudan Tribune website, the Sudanese army destroyed two camps of Ethiopian forces and militias on the border between the two countries.
In the Salam Bir region, the Sudanese army has begun to reclaim areas that the Ethiopian forces had controlled for 26 years.
Sources told the Sudan Tribune that fierce clashes between the Sudanese army and Ethiopian forces resulted in one death and many wounded.
According to the sources, the Sudanese army penetrated in an attempt to reclaim agricultural areas in the Abu Tayyur mountain range.
Salam Bir, which is where the headquarters of the bloody clashes between the two armies took place, is located within the Sudanese borders at a depth of 15 km.
The Sudanese army has been trying to reach the borders established between the two countries since 1902.
The Sudanese government had declared its “support and stand with the armed forces that close the gaps and guard the country,” adding that it was confident “in the ability of its armed forces to protect the country’s borders and repel any aggression.”
As for the Sudanese armed forces ’statement, they“ will not allow their lands to be invaded”, and that the Sudanese forces have “redeployed and opened up in areas within the borders of Sudan in order to prevent the parties to the conflict in Ethiopia from exploiting their lands to launch any kind of operations. ”
The Sudanese army said, in a statement, that “communication is being made with Addis Ababa to stop the attacks by Ethiopian militias and forces,” stressing: “We will strongly confront any military attempts to breach our borders.”
The statement indicated that a unit of the armed forces was ambushed by the Ethiopian forces and militias inside Sudanese territory, and as a result, loss of life and equipment occurred, while they were returning from combing the area around Jabal Abutiour within the Sudanese borders.