Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit expressed deep concern on Wednesday over the recent developments on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border, which resulted in the killing of seven captive Sudanese soldiers and a civilian in Ethiopia.
He also expressed his deepest condolences to the Sudanese Armed Forces and the families of the victims.
Furthermore, Jamal Rushdie — Spokesperson for the AL — stressed the AL’s condemnation of the killing of members of the Sudanese Armed Forces, reiterating Aboul Gheit’s call for restraint and de-escalation of tension, emphasising the necessity of respecting Sudan’s sovereignty over its entire territory in a way that restores relations of cooperation and bridges of good neighbourliness with Ethiopia.
Tensions escalated between Sudan and Ethiopia after Khartoum accused the Ethiopian army of executing seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian Ethiopia was holding captive. Moreover, a Sudanese military source reported that clashes erupted in the border area between the two countries.
Additionally, Head of the ruling Transitional Sovereign Council in Sudan Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan stressed that the response to this war crime will be a tangible reality on the ground, and what happened over the past few days will not be repeated.
This came while Al-Burhan — who is the commander-in-chief of the Sudanese army — inspected his forces in the Al-Fashqa Al-Soghra area on the eastern border of the country, according to a statement issued by the army.