Aug 18, 2022

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Sudan accuses Ethiopia army of killing 7 soldiers, civilian

Sudan claims seven of its soldiers and one civilian were “executed” by the Ethiopian military after they were held captive.

In a statement on Monday, the Sudanese army said it was angry at the the decision, the bodies public and pledged to respond.

“This treacherous action will not go unanswered and [we] will respond to this cowardly behavior,” the statement said.

The Sudanese army said the act “contravened all the laws and customs of war and international humanitarian law.” Brigadier General Nabil Abdullah, the spokesman for the Sudanese army, said the Ethiopian army acted “with all contempt”.

Ethiopia has yet to do it Comment.

Border dispute

Sudan’s junta leader Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan visited the Al-Asira border area in southeast Gedaref state , where to find the soldiers and a civilian d have been captured. He was accompanied by some military leaders.

The soldiers are said to have guarded the area during the planting season. Farmers and ranchers often clash in the fertile, porous borderland claimed by the two neighboring countries.

Read:Missiles fired as Ethiopia and Sudan clash again in a border dispute

< p>Tensions have increased in recent years, relations deteriorating and exacerbated by the war that broke out in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray in November 2020, forcing a flow of refugees into Sudan.

Khartoum and Addis Ababa have since engaged in a tense exchange of words over allegations of violence and territorial violations.

The border dispute is fueling major tensions in the region, including over Ethiopia’s disputed Blue Nile dam .

Read:Why Sudan balks at third filling of Nile dam in Ethiopia

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– Additional coverage by AFP< /p>