Tensions High As Ethiopia Amasses Troops on Sudan Border

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KHARTOUM (Somaliguardian) – Ethiopia has begun amassing fresh troops on the border with Sudan as part of its preperations for launching new cross-border attacks, Sudan Tribune reported on Saturday, weeks after clashes between the neighboring countries’ forces left dozens dead.

Ethiopian federal troops and Amhara militias moved from areas near the capital Addis Ababa and headed towards Shanfa Mariam and Al Matma Yohannes close to the Sudanese border-crossing town of Galabat.

Just weeks following deadly cross-border attacks, the Ethiopian military is planning to launch fresh assaults on Sudanese army bases in Taya and Shai Bet in the border locality of Basanda and camps hosting Tigrayans and refugees belonging to Ethiopian ethnic minorities, sources were quoted as saying.

Ethiopia earlier denied its forces had attacked Sudanese army camps and claimed it had targeted Tigrayan rebels, who had received training inside Sudan, an allegation Khartoum has strongly denied.

There is now growing fear that Ethiopian forces also backed by Eritrean troops on border areas in eastern Qalabat locality could target East Sundus and Katrand settlements to disrupt the harvesting of crops by Sudanese farmers.

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