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Military Officer Says Troop Movements Near Border ‘Provocative’

A senior Eritrean military official has dismissed guarantees that Ethiopian troop movements near their common border were purely defensive, according to the United Nations. Eritrean Col Zecarias Ogbagaber said he believed the troop deployment was “provocative”, the UN peacekeeping mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said. His comments came at the 28th Military Coordination Commission (MCC) meeting hosted by UNMEE to try and ensure peace between the two sides on Monday. Ogbagaber “expressed serious concerns about the movement of additional Ethiopian troops towards the northern border of Ethiopia”, UNMEE said in a statement. Full Story

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