Sudan repels Ethiopia ‘incursion’

Sudan has repelled Ethiopia’s attempted “incursion” into its territory, says General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

Fattah al-Burhan, who heads the Sudanese military, said the pushback was a testament of how the army was protecting the country after last week’s failed coup

In its statement, Sudan said the incident happened in the district of Umm Barakit.

Ethiopia’s military has not responded to the BBC’s request for comment.

The Ethiopian government however denied the alleged incursion.

“We deny the movement of our forces on the Sudanese border or their incursion into any area.”

Umm Barakit sits within the disputed al-Fashaga border region, where there has been increased tension.

For decades, Ethiopians there have been farming on fertile land claimed by Sudan.


Relations between Sudan and Ethiopia have further deteriorated since Ethiopia started filling a giant dam on the River Nile and war broke out in its northern Tigray region.

Culled from BBC

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