Sudan to file complaint to UNSC against Ethiopia

KHARTOUM: Sudan will officially complain about Ethiopia to the UN Security Council (UNSC) on "the killing of seven Sudanese soldiers and a citizen kept as a captive."

The foreign ministry in this country also decided to summon the ambassador in Khartoum to advise him of Sudan's censure and to immediately recall its ambassador there for consultations, as per reports.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it expressed its "strongest condemnation" of the "heinous crime committed by the Ethiopian army, which violates all principles of international humanitarian law, by killing seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian after they were abducted from within Sudanese territory."

The UN Security Council and the relevant international and regional organisations were addressed formally by the Ministry. The Ethiopian army, which Ethiopia denies, allegedly "killed" seven troops and a citizen who were held captive on Sunday, according to the Sudanese Armed Forces.

The incident that occurred on the "shared border" with Sudan on June 22 was described as a "tragedy" by the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, which also noted that it was the consequence of clashes between the army and "a local militia."

The Sudan-Ethiopia border has seen escalating tensions and violent clashes between the two sides since September 2020. The Ethiopian military is allegedly supporting the farmers' seizure of Sudanese farmland in the contentious bordering Fashaga district, it said.

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