Today, Thursday, the Ethiopian Foreign Minister confirmed that Sudan imposed its claims on the border by force, in reference to the Al-Fashqa border area between the two countries.
The Ethiopian statements came days after the Sudanese army chief of staff confirmed that his country’s forces would remain in the region, to protect the borders and the people.
On July 16, the Sudanese army repelled an attack launched by Ethiopian forces on the Jabal Tayyara area, northeast of Al-Anfal camp, in the eastern Qalabat locality in Gedaref state, eastern Sudan.
The Sudanese army began imposing its control over most of the lands of Al-Fashqa, which had been seized by Ethiopian militias since 1994, by clearing strategic mountains and stationing them, such as Jabal Abu Birds.
Sudanese army confronts
The Sudanese armed forces and the reserve forces of the 2nd Infantry Division confronted the Ethiopian forces, which carried out the attack, two kilometers from the East Sindi region, to support the Ethiopian farmers in the Small Fashqa to cultivate Sudanese lands.
Sudanese Army Chief of Staff visits Al-Fashaqa
It is noteworthy that since last November, the Sudanese army has been leading campaigns to return lands that Ethiopian militias have used in agriculture for decades after expelling their owners from Sudanese farmers by force of arms.
These operations led to a noticeable tension in the relations of Sudan and Ethiopia, which rejects the movements of Sudanese forces on the borders and considers them an attack on its citizens, while Khartoum says that the Sudanese forces are redeploying within its borders as a guaranteed right.