Senior Sudanese military sources said today, Saturday, that Ethiopian forces launched an attack on Sudanese territories in the eastern part of the country, as clashes erupted with heavy weapons between the two sides.
The newspaper, “Sudan Tribune“, quoting military sources, stated that the Sudanese army repelled, at dawn on Saturday, an attack inside the eastern border carried out by Ethiopian forces and the Amhara militia.
The sources added that the Sudanese army responded to the incursion of Ethiopian forces and the Amhara militia into Sudanese lands east of Barkat Noreen at the settlement of Malakawa, at a depth of 17 kilometers.
The sources pointed out that the confrontations that erupted with heavy weapons are still ongoing until noon on Saturday.
The sources affirmed that the new Ethiopian incursion was aimed at achieving two things. The first is to protect major Amhara farmers who are working to harvest about 10,000 acres planted inside Sudan.
As for the second goal, it is to block the way for the forces of the Tigray Liberation Front (TPLF) to advance on the Ethiopian Bahir Dar region.
The TPLF forces say they are moving towards Bahir Dar and the capital, Addis Ababa.
The Tigrayan front confirmed, last week, that there would be no “bloodbath” if its fighters entered the capital, Addis Ababa, to overthrow the central government, and stressed that it was advancing towards the capital.
Today, Saturday, the media reported that the Ethiopian Air Force launched several strikes on the city of Mekele, the capital of the Tigray region.
According to the BBC, the Ethiopian Air Force launched drone strikes on the city of Mekele, the capital of Tigray.
The British network quoted eyewitnesses as saying that “yesterday, at 9 am local time, a raid took place in the residential “Diaspora” neighborhood in Mikkeli, and then another raid took place at 12:30 pm local time.