Ethiopia's Tigray leader says Eritrea sending troops over border

2020-11-10 15:44:55 Written by  Reuters Staff Published in English Articles Read 139 times

In a statement on local TV, Debretsion Gebremichael gave no evidence for what would be a major escalation of the conflict in northern Ethiopia and Reuters was unable to confirm it.

“Since yesterday, the army of (Eritrean leader) Isaias (Afwerki) have crossed the country’s boundary and invaded,” he said. “They were attacking via Humera using heavy arms.”

There was no immediate reaction from Eritrea’s government, though its foreign minister told Reuters at the weekend that none of its soldiers had crossed into Ethiopia.

Reporting by Nairobi newsroom; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Duncan Miriri

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