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Sudan denies invasion of the Ethiopian territories

Commander in Chief of the army says no international border that Sudan crossed as Ethiopia is demanding withdrawal of Sudanese Forces

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When Sudanese leader Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan arrived at Bole International Airport in November 2020 (Photo : ENA)

borkena
January 1, 2021 

Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese armed forces and president of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan denied that his forces did not cross the international border. 

In his speech on Thursday during the 65th anniversary of Sudanese Independence, he said the Sudanese Forces  “have not and will not cross international borders or attack neighbouring Ethiopia,” as quoted by the Sudan Tribune. 

However, he said “that the Sudanese army had been redeployed along the Sudanese side in the border Ethiopia.”

His denial about the occupation of Ethiopian territories came days after Ethiopian authorities disclosed that they will continue diplomatic efforts to resolve the border issue with Sudan without ruling out the military option to defend the country should the Sudanese Forces continue to control territories. 

Local Ethiopian authorities said earlier this week that the Sudanese forces have crossed the border and occupied territories  in Ethiopia — in some places up to  40 kilometers inside Ethiopia. 

Last week, Sudanese authorities claimed that they have recovered much of the cultivable land that was under “the occupation of Ethiopia.” 

The Sudanese invasion of the Ethiopian territories came several weeks after the Ethiopian troops posted in the area were withdrawn due to the law enforcement operation against Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) which started early November. 

Advancing Sudanese army met with resistance from local militia but was later overpowered by mechanized Sudanese army. 

Properties of more than 50 agribusiness investors were destroyed, according to local sources. Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Demeke Mekonen, reportedly demanded the withdrawal of Sudanese forces from Ethiopian territories and compensation for the farmers whose properties were destroyed as a result of Sudanese invasion. 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Sudan denied it , as you prefer to put it in that way, since they are working to restore peace and order.

  2. Sudan is involved in the law enforcement operation , donot worry . You better tell to your people
    the crime you committed against civilians.

    Please help your amhara society who are gonna leave soon from Tigray region . They gonna expelled sooon . Amhara foundation should think of helping its naive people who come to take our land . they will certainly be expellled from our land.Yo will be responsible for the displacement fo these people who leave in a foreign land as intruders stealing our resources. Abiy and Isayas forces burned it . There is no way out ! please donot deceive the world. you burnt the mosque in Gojam and later dabsing and singing with joy as if you presented a sacrifice to your god, . You know you believe in pagan but not in God as long as your act of murdering kids demonstrates it.

    Happy new year for those who are under the control of Sudanese government. they geot liberated from amharanized adminstration. New era is coming !!

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