Sudan’s Gruesome Discoveries

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Sudan summoned Ethiopia’s ambassador to Khartoum to inform him that 29 corpses found on the banks of a river abutting Ethiopia were those of Ethiopian citizens from the Tigray ethnic group, Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said.

The corpses were identified by Ethiopians residing in the Wad al Hulaywah area of eastern Sudan, it said.  The statement did not say how the people died. The bodies had been found between July 26 and August 8 on the Sudanese side of the Setit River, known in Ethiopia as the Tekeze. 

The river is the current de facto borderline between territory controlled by Tigrayan forces and those controlled by Amhara forces allied with Ethiopia’s federal government. At a different point the river also separates Sudan from Ethiopia.

Tens of thousands of people have fled the conflict into eastern Sudan and there have been military skirmishes in an area of contested farmland along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia.

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