Thursday, June 16, 2016

Growing Border War Between Ethiopia And Eritrea Intensifying

Bloomberg: Eritrea Says It Killed 200 Ethiopian Troops in Border Clash

* Two countries have history of trading accusations of violence
* Horn of Africa nations fought border war in 1998-2000

Eritrea said more than 200 Ethiopian troops were killed in June 12 clashes on their joint border, the latest in a series on confrontations since the Horn of Africa nations separated more than two decades ago.

A further 300 Ethiopian soldiers were wounded, Eritrea’s Information Ministry said Thursday in a statement on its website. The tolls are “conservative estimates,” it said. Ethiopian Communications Minister Getachew Reda didn’t answer two calls and a text message seeking comment.

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More News On The Growing Border War Between Ethiopia And Eritrea

Eritrea claims it killed 200 in Ethiopia clash -- AFP
Eritrea says it killed 200 Ethiopian troops in border clash, Addis Ababa points to ‘seriously weakened’ rival -- Mail & Guardian
Eritrea Says More than 200 Ethiopians Killed in Border Clash -- VOA
Ethiopia: Neighbours On the Brink of Deadly Clashes -- CAJNews
Eritrea, Ethiopia Trade Blame After Border Clash -- VOA
Eritrea, Ethiopia both claim victory in border fighting -- IHS Jane's 360
Eritrea, Ethiopia Volley Blame for Border Clashes, Highlight Persistent Tension -- The Wire
UN chief urges restraint after Ethiopia-Eritrea border clash -- AP

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