Sudan army says 6 soldiers killed in Ethiopian border attack
Sudan, Ethiopia recently renewed dispute on al-Fashqa Triangle
Six Sudanese soldiers were killed in an attack in the disputed Al-Fashqa border area with Ethiopia, the military said on Sunday.
The fatalities were announced by editor of the Sudanese Armed Forces newspaper, Ibrahim al-Houri.
Al-Houri said the death toll brought to 90 the number of soldiers killed in the disputed area since December 2020.
There was no comment from Ethiopian authorities on the report.
On Saturday, a Sudanese military source told Anadolu Agency that two soldiers had been killed in clashes with Ethiopian forces in Al-Fashqa border area.
With a 1,600-kilometer (994-mile) border, Sudan and Ethiopia recently renewed a dispute on the al-Fashqa Triangle, a decades-long border area lacking definite demarcation.
While Khartoum said on Dec. 31, 2020, that it imposed its control over the Sudanese territory where Ethiopian militias were present, Addis Ababa accuses Sudan's military of occupying Ethiopian territory, as well, a claim its northern neighbor denies.
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