Sudan’s Army Denies Reports of Clashes with Ethiopian Troops on Border Area


KHARTOUM (Somaliguardian) – Sudan has denied on Wednesday that its forces and Ethiopian troops clashed on Basinda border area as tensions over the control of Fashaqa triangle continue to escalate.

A Sudanese military source told Al-Sharouk website that were no clashes between Sudanese and Ethiopian forces on Basinda border area and described social media reports suggesting that there was fierce fighting in the area as “unfounded”.

The source said there was calm on the border between the two countries and pointed out that there was a field visit by a high-level army delegation to the agricultural settlements of Taya, Umm Rakuba and Shaybit, which have recently been retaken by Sudanese forces.

Sudan’s military has recaptured at least 5 agricultural settlements on the disputed border last week following heavy gun battle with Ethiopian troops bolstered by Amhara militias. It is the first time Sudanese forces regain control of the areas which have been under the control of Ethiopian militias since 1995.

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