Sudanese army on Friday vowed “not to relinquish an inch of Sudan territories.”
“The international borders with Ethiopia are known and indisputable, and we will not give up an inch of our country’s land,” said the army on its Facebook account, adding that “we will not tolerate imposing our control over the entire territory of our country.”
On Wednesday, the Sudanese army said Ethiopian militias attacked its forces on the border between the two countries.
“On Tuesday evening when our forces were about to finish combing the area around Jebel Abu Tiour inside our territories and return, they were ambushed by the Ethiopian militias,” said the Sudanese army in a statement.
“There were losses in lives and equipment,” the army added.
The border area between Sudan and Ethiopia often witnesses attacks by militias during the preparation for agricultural season. There is a long-running dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia over the fertile Fashqa triangle, in recent months Sudan’s transitional government has engaged in talks with Ethiopia to encourage Ethiopian farmers to withdraw from the area.
Since the fighting erupted in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Sudan has deployed more than 6,000 troops to the border.