Sudanese Forces Retake Ethiopian Occupied Border Area

The Sudanese army claimed that it has regained control of most of the Sudanese territory previously occupied by Ethiopian farmers and militias.

The Sudanese army claimed that it has regained control of most of the Sudanese territory previously occupied by Ethiopian farmers and militias.

Sudanese authorities accused the Ethiopian militia group of seizing vast tracts of land from farmers in al-Fashqa with the support of their government which lead to their forceful eviction.

The Sudanese army’s deputy chief of staff, Lieutenant General Khaled Abdin al-Shami, said their recent military operations were meant to restore Sudan’s sovereignty which is part of their territory.

“The confrontations were against members of the Ethiopian army, not militias, considering the use of large-scale and long-range weapons,” said the Sudanese army.

Al-Shami added that their offensive would not stop until all Sudanese lands are recovered.

Major General Mohamed Ahmed Sabir, deputy head of the Military Intelligence Authority of the Sudanese army, clarified that they have no hostile intentions towards Ethiopia and that they are only acting on their Constitution. 

“The armed forces are still securing Sudan’s borders to reclaim agricultural lands in its eastern borders with Ethiopia, the area of which is estimated to be over 2.5 million acres that were previously out of our control,” said Sabir.


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