UPDATE ARBA MINCH 1: Taskforce claims capturing & killing ‘Eritrean recruits’ in southern ‘tip of Ethiopia’. ESAT confirms TPLF military commander & 20 soldiers killed, several others wounded

11 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The TPLF anti-terrorism task force in Addis Abeba announced Wednesday evening capturing several Eritrea-trained ‘recruits’, according to the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA).

The task force reported that the individuals were seized at the southern tip of Ethiopia, which sounds like an attempt to remove any connection with the fighting in Arba Minch.

It also revealed that the individuals were Ethiopians, who have changed their names and were trained and dispatched by Eritrea to topple the TPLF regime, against which of late are arrayed a number of Ethiopian forces within the country.

In a less plausible manner, the task force’s news report also disclosed that the said ‘Eritrean agents’ first travelled with Eritrea-made identification papers to Uganda, and travelled to Kenya and moved to Southern Ethiopia, where it claimed many of them were killed.

However, the anti-terrorism task force has not disclosed the actual place where the said individuals were captured, nor their number, or any engagement at all in Arba Minch.

In its usual manner, the anti-terrorism task force’s story gives the impression that the TPLF has been spared from all dangers, since it has claimed that it has liquidated all its enemies.

Meanwhile, ESAT Wednesday updated its story on its earlier report about the fighting in Arba Minch between the TPLF army and what it described as ‘unidentified gunmen.’

Its story affirmed that the TPLF military commander in Arba Minch and 20 soldiers were killed, while several others were wounded and taken to hospital.

Quoting local sources, ESAT reported that the unidentified fighters was Ginbot 7 fighting force.

It would be recalled that in January 2016 in a speech in Maryland, United States, Arbengoch Ginbot 7 chairman Berhanu Nega observed that Ethiopians hoping for change in the country must stop looking north in Eritrea’s, since Ginbot 7 has already become fully operational in almost all parts of Ethiopia.

Fana news report on the matter:

የኤርትራ መንግስት አሰልጥኖ የላካቸው የሽብር ተላላኪዎች በቁጥጥር ስር ዋሉ

አዲስ አበባ፣ ግንቦት 3፣ 2008 (ኤፍ.ቢ.ሲ) የኤርትራ መንግስት አሰልጥኖ የላካቸው የሽብር ተላላኪዎች በቁጥጥር ስር ዋሉ።

የብሄራዊ መረጃና ደህንነት አገልግሎትና የፌዴራል ፖሊስ የፀረ ሽብር የጋራ ግብረ ሃይል ለፋና ብሮድካስቲንግ ኮርፖሬት በላኩት መግለጫ፥ እነዚህ የሽብር ተላላኪዎች ኤርትራ ውስጥ በሻዕቢያ የሽብር ስልጠና ሲሰጣቸው የቆዩ መሆናቸውን ገልፀዋል።

ከመነሻ እስከ መድረሻቸው ድረስም በብሄራዊ የመረጃና ደህንነት አገልግሎት የክትትል ጥላ ስር የነበሩ ናቸው ተብሏል።

የኤርትራ መንግስት ተላላኪዎቹ ስማቸውን በመቀየር የኤርትራ የጉዞ ሰነድ ከተዘጋጀላቸው በኋላ ከአስመራ ተነስተው ወደ ኡጋንዳ በአውሮፕላን ቀጥሎም በተሽከርካሪ ወደ ኬኒያ ተጉዘው በሞያሌ በኩል ድንበር ተሻግረው በደቡብ ክልል ደቡባዊ ጫፍ አካባቢ በሚገኝ ጫካ ውስጥ ያልታወቁ መስሏቸው ራሳቸውን በመደበቅ ቆይተዋል ነው ያለው።

በዚያም ለተለያዩ የሽብር ተግባራት ሲዘጋጁ ግብረሃይሉ ባካሄደው ኦፕሬሽን ሚያዚያ 28 ቀን 2008 ዓመተ ምህረት በቁጥጥር ስር ውለዋል።

የኤርትራ መንግስት ተላላኪዎቹ በቁጥጥር ስር የዋሉት ከያዙት የጦር መሳሪያ እና ቁሳቁስ ጋር ነው።

በወቅቱ ለማምለጥ የሞከሩ ጥቂት አሸባሪዎችም ተገድለዋል።

የፀረ ሽብር ግብረ ሃይሉ በመግለጫው እንዳመለከተው፥ የኤርትራ መንግስት ተላላኪዎቹ በሃገሪቱ ሰሜናዊ ክፍል በኩል ወደ ሃገር ውስጥ ለመግባት ያደረጉት ተደጋጋሚ ሙከራ የኢፌድሪ መከላከያ ሰራዊት ሀይል፣ የአማራ እና ትግራይ ክልሎች የፈጥኖ ደራሽ ፖሊስ ሃይሎች በወሰዷቸው ተከታታይ እርምጃዎች ሲከሽፉ ቆይተዋል።

ይህ አልሳካ ሲል በደቡብ የሃገሪቱ ክፍል በኩል ያደረጉት ሌላ የቀቢጸ ተስፋ ሙከራ በእንጭጩ መቀጨቱን ነው መግለጫው ያስታወቀው።

በቁጥጥር ስር በዋሉት የሻዕቢያ ተላላኪዎች ላይ የተጀመረው ምርመራ ተጠናክሮ መቀጠሉንም የግብረሃይሉ መግለጫ አመልክቷል።

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