Sunday, October 23, 2005

Sudan says Eritrea withdraws many border troops

Oct 20 Reuters (Khartoum) report excerpt:
Sudan has accused Eritrea of arming and supporting rebel groups from both the east and western Darfur region. The groups have offices in the Eritrean capital Asmara, but Eritrea denies the existence of any Sudanese armed men on its soil.
Note, eastern Sudan contains Sudan's only port, Port Sudan, the main oil pipeline which carries Sudanese crude exports and Sudan's largest gold mine.

Rebels of Sudan's Eastern Front

Rebels from Sudan’s Eastern Front parade during a conference held by the Front north of Kassala town, near the Eritrean border. (AFP).

Oct 24: Sudan's eastern rebels in first talks with govt next month.

Oct 22 Curzon at ComingAnarchy notes One neighbor's troop withdrawal is another neighbor's military buildup.

Further posts at Sudan Watch re Eritrea.


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