The isolated regime in Eritrea has launched a full-scale attack in northern Ethiopia last night, following the recent report by UN Commission of Inquiry, in which it says the regime has committed crimes against humanity.
According to sources, heavy fighting is taking place in two separate fronts, Tsorena and Zalanbesa. Residents of both towns whom sources spoke to have confirmed that the fighting is continuing in and around these border areas.
Getachew Reda, Ethiopia’s communications minister told Bloomberg news agency from Frankfurt that the incident could be an effort by the Eritrean government to distract attention from a June 8 United Nations report that said its leaders committed crimes against humanity, by phone .
Two days ago, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea had suggested that the international community should now take steps, including using the international criminal court, national courts and other available mechanisms, to ensure there is accountability for the atrocities being committed in Eritrea.
Isais Afeworki, who is now isolated both politically and diplomatically from the international community, has now chosen full-scale war out of frustration.
The government of Eritrea accused neighboring Ethiopia of unleashing an Attack in Tsorona Central Front.
Eritrea’s Information Ministry said in a press release posted on the ministry’s official website, shabait.com, that “the TPLF regime has yesterday, Sunday 12 June 2016, unleashed an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Central Front. The purpose and ramifications of this attack are not clear”. Please read the short press release issued by the ministry of Information below.
TPLF Regime launches an attack
The TPLF regime has today, Sunday 12 June 2016, unleashed an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Central Front. The purpose and ramifications of this attack are not clear. The Government of Eritrea will issue further statements on the unfolding situation.
Ministry of Information
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