BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – On Tuesday, the Sudanese army announced that it had regained control of most of the Sudanese territories on the border with Ethiopia.
The Deputy Chief of Staff, Khaled Abdin al-Shami, said during the statements on Tuesday that “the Sudanese army took control of most of the lands that were in the hands of the Shifta gangs that (the army) left in the year 1996,” explaining that “the armed forces have completely secured these areas and are ready to confront all who think about assaulting it again.”
The deputy chief of staff revealed that “some of our people,” cooperated with the aggressors in changing the contours of the borders by extracting the signs, adding that there is no room for changing the demography in the region.
Informed sources said that the restored lands exceed one million acres of agricultural land, in addition to border towns with full services.
The clashes along the Sudanese-Ethiopian border have been continuing for weeks now, following the Sudanese army’s move to retake its border lands that were under the control of Ethiopian militias.