Eritrean rebels claim killing 7 intelligence agents – ST

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle December 22, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Two Eritrean rebel groups on Monday said they have killed 7 Eritrean intelligence agents in an attack they jointly carried out on a military camp in the

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

December 22, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Two Eritrean rebel groups on Monday said they have killed 7 Eritrean intelligence agents in an attack they jointly carried out on a military camp in the southern part of the country.

The rebel groups – the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) and the Democratic Front for Eritrean Unity (DFEU) – said the coordinated attack was carried out in the early hours of Monday at a military barrack of an intelligence unit based at Adi-Kala zone of Maigini locality.

“The joint fighters carried out the attacks at 5 am Monday morning…at least 7 Eritrean military intelligence officers were killed and more than 15 others wounded,” RSADO leader Ibrahim Haron, told Sudan Tribune.

After the attack remaining Eritrean soldiers who he said were members of the 53rd sub-division went in disarray.

“A number of weapons and military intelligence were also seized,” he said adding the fighters have safely returned to their base.

There was no immediate comment from the government in Asmara and the attack claims could not independently be verified.

Asmara has in the past repeatedly denied such reports of attacks.

Haron said the latest ambush was in retaliation to killings by Eritrean government against innocent citizens particularly against ethnic Afar minorities.

The two rebel groups further vowed to intensify joint attacks in the year 2015 and called on all other opposition forces to join the armed struggle to overthrow president Isaias Afwerki’s regime.

RSADO and DFEU are members a larger opposition coalition known as Eritrean Democratic Alliance (EDA).

Based in neighboring Ethiopia, EDA is an umbrella of 12 Eritrean opposition political organisations.

DIGITALISED ID CARDS

The Eritrean government has recently announced that nation is preparing to issue new citizenship identification cards for what the red sea nation says was to improve national security.

Eritrean government alleges thousands of African migrants most Ethiopians are using forged identification cards pretending to be Eritreans in order to secure Asylum in western countries.

Eritrean authorities say the new digitalised identification cards aim to stop such forging however rebels say the move was politically motivated.

“The government is issuing new ID cards only to its supporters. The plan is to deny issuing the new ID cards to those citizens suspected to be opponents or opposition supporters and there by subject them to prosecution by falsely accusing them as illegal aliens or spies,” said Haron.

He added the new plan was also designed to systematically force citizens to exile and turn the nation in to a home of only pro-government citizens.

FOREIGN COMPANY

The Eritrean rebel groups have also called on South Boulder Mines Ltd., an Australian mining company to stop its operation inside the country.

The mines company is currently undergoing a feasibility study over 400 sq. km at Colluli area in the Danakil Depression, South East part of the Red Sea nation.

Colluli potash deposit is estimated to have more than one billion tones of potassium Sulfate deposits that would enable production of potash fertilizers.

Up on completion, the project has a potential to produce up to $ 500 million worth of potash annually.

Haron however argues the “dictatorial regime’ will use the revenue of export to further oppress its citizens and to finance terrorist entities.

“Previously the regime has used revenues gained from gold mining to support Al shabab terrorists,” and destabilize regional stability he further said.

According to the rebels the government is also using forced labor at the project.

The reclusive east African nation accused of providing funds and weapons to Al-Qaida allied Islamist insurgents in Somalia.

As a result, the UN Security Council slapped sanctions on Eritrea In 2010.

(ST)

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19 COMMENTS
  • new big country December 23, 2014

    let us not jump to conclusion.

  • churum December 23, 2014

    assena one of the killed might ur brother what gonna say ? do u think this is good why do u let posted this . ur agressional Change System could only bring aggressional answer and we have yet to bleed more. so far i dont believe this News and i dont whant to hear it . cos this gonna be berothers war.

    • AHMED SALEH !!! December 23, 2014

      churum
      Suffering , bleeding and death is part of life
      in Eritrea . Blame the instigators for violent
      response which is the government . Anybody who
      serve the system , he/she will expose to dangers
      of confrontation with opponent forces . To reach for you goal nothing comes free without paying price . Even though we wish peaceful resolution
      but it is what it is in present reality of our country .

    • Eritreawit December 24, 2014

      well, you must be kidding. you should have say no to the dictator instead of going for vacation only to rub it to your people’s face while they are suffering, can’t see their children because of the fake national service, it is only time to do something about it, if it is true, i pray to GOD to make it short other wise this so called government has to go, by any means nessassery.

  • Robi December 24, 2014

    Eritrawit, tsibuk aleki mtiesisar ms wushti kihlu gidin eyu,b zeysenselet kea ksrah aykielin eyu, ksab meas dea emo ab werhi werhi 4000 sebat be sgredob nab Sudan, Ethiopia yiatuwu alewu ruhuk keykedina ab werhi 11, 2014 tray 4000 sebat nab shegerab Sudan atyom alewu, zitetahzu ksegru kea asiromom zelewu geziom ykutsero, ksab meas be kemzi kguaz eyu hzbi Eritrea? Ente Beal Wedi Medhin Berad mekiruwom eyubzelo zdeleyuwa Gual seab hakifom yemsyu amasyu kea nab hadarom sekakirom ykedu, 4000 sebat malet eko 6 aditat kushetat zihza eyen ab Hade werhi ztefia zelewa kab gets meret Eritrea.

  • gheladios December 24, 2014

    ብሕጊ ዘይዳነ ብሓይሊ ይዳነ፡ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ብዙሕ ተዓጊሱ እዩ፡ ምኽንያቱ ከኣ ለውጢ ብሰላማዊ መገዲ ከረጋግጽ ን24 ዓመታት መን ንመን ብረት ከቕናዓሉ ዝብሉ ኣራኣእይታት ክዘንቡ ጸኒሖም። እቲ መላኺ ስርዓትን ሰዓብቱን ግን ነዚ ለዋህ ርእይቶታት ብቲ ሐደ ሸነኽ እናመዛመዙ፡ በቲ ሓደ ሸንኽ ከኣ በትሮም ከዋጣውጡ ንኹሉ ናይ ሰላም ኣፍደገታት ክርግጡ፡ \My way or the high way\ ንሕናን ቅልጽምናን ብማለት ንኹሉ ተስፋታት መንእሰያት ደቂ ሃገር ኣምኪኖም ብትዕቢትን ከንቱ ትምክሕትን ክጋዓዙ እዮም መሪጾም። ስለዚ ፈቲና ጸሊእና ዋላ ዕረ እንዳጣዓመና ንሃገርና ካብዚ ዘላቶ ናይ ጥፍኣተ ጎደና ናብ ናይ ሰላምን ድሕነትን ክንመልሳ፡ ዝኹነ ዋጋ ክንከፍለላ ድልዋት ክንከውን ይግባእ። እምባርከስ እቲ ምዕቡልን ቅኑዑን መገዲ ልዝብን ዘተን ስልጣን ንሓፋሽ ህዝቢ ከየረክብ ዕጭ ሓንፈፍኩ ዘበለ ስርዓተ ‘ህግደፍ’ብኽብረት ካብ ኣበየ፡ ቀዳማይ> ተመራጺ መገዲ ህዝባዊ ናዕቢ ዝወረደ ይረድ ሰራዊትን ህዝብን ብሓደ ድምጺ እምቢ ንምልኪ ክብል ኣለዎ። ካልኣይ> ኣብ ሞንጎ መላኺ ስርዓትን ደለይቲ ፍትሕን ብዘተን ልዝብን ክፍታሕ ካብ ዘይተኻእለ፡ ናብቲ ዘይተፈትወ ጎንጻዊ ኣፍታትሓ ግርጭት ክንእቱ ናይ ግድን እዩ። ብዝተረፈ ሕጂውን እቶም ዓገብ መን ንመን ብረት ከቕንዓሉ ዘብሉ ሸቀጥቲ ዘንቡዓት ሰባት ካልእ መገዲ ወይ ፍታሕ ዝብልዎ ሃየ ናብ ዕዳጋ የውርድዎም’ሞ፡ ዝሽመት እንተኾይኑ ሓፋሽ ክምርምሮ። እስከ ናይ ትማሊ ታሪኽና ንታዓዘብ፡ ስርዕተ ሀይለስላሴ ሓይሉ ተጠቂሙ ንሃገርና ምስ እናት ሃገር ኢሉ ምስ ሓውሳ፡ ብሕጊ ትሓቲቱውን እምቢ ምስ በለ፡ ካልእ ምርጫ ስለ ዘይነበረ ናብ ብረታዊ ጎንጺዶ ኣይተመራሕናን ኢና፡ እሞ ብፍላይ ኣብቲ መጀመርያ ጎንጺ ፖሊስን ኾማንድስንዶ ኤርትራዊ ንኤርትራዊ ኣይተዋደቑን እዮም። ዋላስ ‘ከም ሕማም ሕርሲ’ ኮይኑ ድሮ ተረሲዑ እዩ ሕጂውን እዚ ክድገም ዋላ ሓደ ኤርትራዊ ዝፈትዎ ጉድይ ኣይኮነን ናይ ባዕላትና ዘገበልናዮ ገበል ኣሻፈርይ የፊየል ወጠጤ ካብ በለ ግን ዓሻክሩ ኮማንድስ ናይ ትማሊ ክንከውን ኢና ንዝብሉ ግን ታሪኽ ክድገም ናይ ግድን እዩ። ሕዝቢ ከኣ መንእዩ ተጋግዩ ኣስተውዓልካ ክትጥመት ሚዛንካ ከተንብር መድረኽ እጽዋዓካ ኣሎ ምስ ደልይቲ ፍትሒ ደው በል። ብወገነይ ሓንቲ ህይወትውን ትኹን ብቲ ይኹን በዚ ክትጠፍእ ኣይመርጽን፡ ካብ ወረደ ግን ኣብ ክንዲ ኣብ ትሕቲ መላኺ ዘይሕጋዊ ባዕላዊ ስርዓት ተቖሪንካ ኣደዳ ሞትን፡ ማእሰርትን፡ ስደትን፡ ሓሳረ መከራን ውርደትን ተሰለፍ ተእንጎትን፡ ኣብ ውሽጢ ሃገራዊ ባርነትን፡ ዝኸፈልካ ከፊልካ ህዝባዊ ሓርነትካ ንምጭባጥ ዝግበር ወፍሪ ውፍሪ ሓላል መስዋእቲ እዩ ክብል እደፍር። ኣንታ ህዝባዊ ሰራዊትውን ትባዕ ተታባዕ ብርትካ ናብ መን ከምትቕንዕ ኣስትውዕል። ጸላኢኻ ኣብ ውሽጥኻ እዩ ዘሎ ‘ተመን ኣብ ርእስኻ በትሪ ኣብ ኢድካ ከምዘሎ ተረድእ። ንስኻ በጃ ሃገር በጃ ህዝቢ እኻ’ሞ ካብዚ ንላዕሊ እንታይ ክትጽበ። እንተ እቲ ሞት ምፍራህ ኮይኑ ዘስክፍ ዘሎ ብሰንኪ እዚ ጉሒላ ዝሓንገደ ስርዓተ ዓዋሉ፡ ንብዙሓት ጀጋኑ ኣዳህሊሉ ብዝጨበጦ ስርዓት ብዘይ ገለ ሰብኣዊ ድንጋጺ ኣሻሓት ህይወት ይሕልፍ ከምዘሎ ዘይስተውዕል ኣዳም እንተሎ፡ ካብቲ ዓሚቕ ድቃስካ ተበራበር ጥርሕ ኢለዮ ክሓልፍ ፍቐዱልይ። እንተ እቶም ብሰንኪ እዚ እኩይ ስርዓት ዝሓልፍ ህይወት ምስ ህይወት ኣይቁጸርን እዩ እንተኾይኖም ዘብሉ፡ በጀካ ካብዘይ ምፍላጦም እዮም’ሞ ሓጥያቶም ሕደገሎም ካልእ ዘባሃል ኣይከውንን። እንተ ነቶም ደልይቲ ፍትሒ ኽቡር ዋጋ ህይወትኩም ምእንቲ ሓፋሽ ሕጂውን ከም ናይ ኣቦታትኩም ኣዴታትኩም፡ መስዋእት ክትከፍሉ ድልዋት ዝኾንኩም ዓወት እምነየልኩም! እንዳሞትናስ ኩሊትና ዕዳጋ እንድወረደ፡ እንድተሸጠስ፡ ክንደይ ሓሳረ መከራ እንድወረደናስ፡ ጽቡቕ ኣለና ንእትብሉና እዚ ዘስካሕክሕ ስቓያት ኣብ ርእሴኹም ይውረድ ከይንብለኩም፡ ‘ኣፍንጫ እንተተሃርመስ ዓይኒ ይነብዕ’ ከምዝባሃል ኮይንና ኣሎ። ደጊምናውን ምሕረቱ ይወርደልኩም ንብለኩም። እንተ በዚ እንተ በቲ ዓወትና ናይ ግድን እዩ!

  • yohannes December 25, 2014

    This reply will be to those Arasi akat like churum and others. First please risi akatat think with your brain, not let others think for you. The place and the ppl target by eritrean rebels are NOT ERITREANS, they are DEMHIT in the name of eritrean army. Nowadays there is no eritrean who fight for HGDF. EVERYONE WAS LEARINING FROM THE PAST. UNLESS THE PERSON WAS WEAK OR LOW IQ OR SAME INTEREST LIKE CHURUM, PPL ALREADY GIVE UP ON HGDF. So it is not brother killing his btother rather the true eritreans clear the hatelas like tembenay and others who pretent to be eritreans and create terror in the name of ERITREANS.

  • Gezae December 25, 2014

    Fake mercenaries tactics to divert the Wayne cry about missed Mi35 Helicopter and the pilots.

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