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Ethiopian media reported, on Friday evening, that armed groups tried to attack the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, claiming that they had infiltrated the country across the Sudanese border, in an explicit accusation of Sudan supporting these militants in order to disrupt and sabotage the construction of the dam.
On the Ethiopian accusations, Al-Sharq website quoted the media advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Army, Brigadier-General Taher Abu Haga, as saying that “the Ethiopian accusations of trying to sabotage Sudan’s Renaissance Dam are unfounded.”
He added, “We have followed statements attributed to the Ethiopian army talking about the Sudanese armed forces’ support for armed groups that tried to sabotage the Renaissance Dam. We confirm that this accusation is unfounded.”
He added, “These statements reflect the difficult reality experienced by the Ethiopian regime due to its continuous violations of the rights of its people, calling on the Ethiopian leadership to work on resolving their conflicts away from involving Sudan in them,” as he put it.
He stressed that “Sudan and its army do not interfere in the internal issues of the State of Ethiopia.”
And the Ethiopian media announced, yesterday, that the Ethiopian army succeeded in confronting an armed group of 130 people affiliated with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which tried to enter the country from Sudan across the border to disrupt the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
She said that the Ethiopian army succeeded in eliminating 50 militants, and inflicted many casualties among their ranks, as they were in possession of anti-vehicle mines and various types of explosives.
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