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The Sudanese military: seized a large number of weapons and ammunition in the border area

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South Sudan's ex-vice President and former rebel leader Riek Machar flanked by President Salva Kiir Mayardit address a news conference at the State House in Juba, South Sudan February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Jok Solomun

Khartoum, November 28 According to a report from the Sudan News Agency on the 28th, the Sudan Rapid Support Force announced that it had seized a large amount of weapons and ammunition in the Kassala State, which borders Ethiopia in eastern Sudan.

According to reports, the Sudanese Rapid Support Force has carried out military operations in the border area of ​​Kassala State in recent days to prevent the armed conflict in Tigray State in northern Ethiopia from negatively affecting Sudan’s national security. The Sudan Rapid Support Force stated that it has prepared for possible security threats.

According to reports, the weapons seized by the Sudanese military in Kassala State included various types of mortars, light and heavy machine guns, as well as large amounts of ammunition and military materials.

Recently, military conflicts have continued in the Tigray state of northern Ethiopia. In the early morning of November 4th, armed personnel of the “Tigray People’s Liberation Front” (“Tigray People’s Front”) attacked the National Defense Forces base in Tigray State and snatched military weapons and equipment. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy said on the same day that the government has taken military action against the organization.

The Ethiopian National Defense Forces Chief of Staff Jura said on the evening of the 28th that the National Defense Forces has controlled the city of Mekele, the capital of Tigray State. The National Defense Forces released 7,000 members of the National Defense Forces who were imprisoned by the “Tiren Front” militants when they attacked the National Defense Forces base, and retaken the looted military installations, artillery and other military equipment.

The “Tiren Front” is the core political party of the former ruling coalition Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, which actually controlled the state power. In December 2019, Abi officially established a new ruling party, the Ethiopian Prosperity Party, excluding the “Tianren Front”. Since then, the contradictions between the two parties have intensified.

According to UN data, more than 43,000 Ethiopian refugees have fled from Tigray State to neighboring Sudan.

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