Ethiopian government confirms serious fighting at Eritrea border
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Ethiopia’s information minister told RFI on Monday that Ethiopian forces carried out a counter attack against Eritrean troops who had attacked Ethiopian positions. Getachew Reda said the Ethiopian army had neutralised the threat, but did not give details of casualties, saying it was a serious offensive, not just a simple skirmish. Eritrea’s government had late on Sunday issued a statement saying Ethiopia had been responsible for launching an attack in the Tsorana Central Front area. Eritrea won independence from Ethiopia in 1991 after years of war, but fighting broke out again between the two countries from 1998 to 2000. RFI’s Daniel Finnan spoke to Getachew Reda, Ethiopia’s Information Minister…

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