Eritrean rebel groups strike Eritrean government military garrison
Tigrai Online December 23, 2014
Two Eritrean rebel groups on Monday said they have killed 7 Eritrean intelligence agents in an attack they jointly carried out on a military camp in the southern part of the country.
Eritrea, which borders Sudan and Ethiopia, has been dubbed the North Korea of Africa (HRW)
The rebel groups - the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) and the Democratic Front for Eritrean Unity (DFEU) - said the coordinated attack was carried out in the early hours of Monday at a military barrack of an intelligence unit based at Adi-Kala zone of Maigini locality.
“The joint fighters carried out the attacks at 5 am Monday morning...at least 7 Eritrean military intelligence officers were killed and more than 15 others wounded,” RSADO leader Ibrahim Haron, told Sudan Tribune.
In addition to the above news RSADO gave the following information on their Facebook page.
After the attack remaining Eritrean soldiers who he said were members of the 53rd sub-division went in disarray.
“A number of weapons and military intelligence were also seized,” he said adding the fighters have safely returned to their base.
Source: Sudan Trinbune - http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article53429
At a press conference held today with various media reporters, RSADO chairman stated:
- The latest ambush was in retaliation to killings by Eritrean regime against innocent citizens particularly, the ethnic Afar.
- We call on South Boulder Mines Ltd., an Australian potash mining company to stop its operation inside Eritrea immediately.
- The regimes new ID cards plan is to deny issuing it to those citizens suspected to be opponents or opposition supporters.