24 July 2021
Clashes erupted late last year between Sudanese and Ethiopian forces over Al-Fashqa. (File/AFP)
Sudan closed its border with Ethiopia on Saturday following the “disappearance” of a commander who was in the area pursuing Ethiopian militias off, local media Sudan Tribune reported.
Captain Bahaa El-Din Youssef was pursuing Ethiopian militias who “kidnapped three Sudanese children from within the border” on Friday, the report said.
According to the report, the children were aged between 10 and 15 years old and were taken to an unknown location.
Clashes erupted late last year between Sudanese and Ethiopian forces over Al-Fashqa, an area of fertile land settled by Ethiopian farmers that Sudan says lies on the Sudanese side of a border demarcated at the start of the 20th century.
Source: Arab News