Mola Asgedom, head of the Ethiopian opposition, Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM) based in Eritrea flees to Sudan along with his soldiers after clashes with the Eritrean army.

September 12, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – A well placed Sudanese source revealed today that a dissident Ethiopian general fled to Sudan on Friday evening along with his soldiers after clashes with the Eritrean army. The source who

September 12, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – A well placed Sudanese source revealed today that a dissident Ethiopian general fled to Sudan on Friday evening along with his soldiers after clashes with the Eritrean army.

The source who spoke to the Turkey-based Anadolu news agency on condition of anonymity said that General Mola Asgedom who heads the Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM) that is based in Eritrea, arrived at the Sudanese town of Hamdait at the border triangle between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan.

He explained that Asgedom escaped to Sudan after armed clashes broke out with the Eritrean army at the outskirts of the Eritrean city of Omhajer on Friday morning.

The source went on to say that Asgedom and 683 of his forces handed over their weapons to the Sudanese authorities.

He explained that Khartoum succeeded in preventing the escalation of clashes between Asgedom’s forces and the Eritrean army and evacuated the soldiers to Wad al-Hilu town in Kassala State while their leaders were transferred to unspecified areas inside Sudan.

He added that 7 of the Ethiopian opposition forces were killed during the pursuit by Eritrean troops to its western border with Ethiopia and Sudan.

Eyewitnesses in the border areas said they heard gunfire during the clashes, noting that the entrance of Ethiopian opposition forces to Hamdait created a state of confusion among the population.

A pro-Ethiopian opposition TV confirmed that Asgedom turned himself in to the Sudan, without giving details.

The Eritrea-based Ethiopian opposition coalition consider TPDM to be the military wing while the Ginbot 7 of Berhanu Nega lead the political forefront.

Ethiopia also backs Eritrean opposition groups in the context of proxy wars between the two longtime foes.

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  • Simon G. September 13, 2015

    This HGDF leader got used to reshuffle those Eritrean so called generals/ministers, as he wanted. Now, he thinks he can do that with Demhit, I guess, they rebuffed him. I can see how furious is this knucklehead, isayas. I am expecting Asmara bars are out of Blue Label by now.

    • Kombishtato September 13, 2015

      Weyane’s are not Arab slaves or Abeed. It is Issaias and some few Arab wannabe fakes who think like the ignorant Saudi Arabians, the Arab Bedouins and Rashaidas. We have been classless nobodies running after Arab Abeeds.

      • Genet-orginal September 14, 2015

        Kombishtato
        Isayas is number one Weyane like you.

  • temesghen fetari September 14, 2015

    Thanksfor knowing the trick of issayas who was trying to sabotage the ethiopian economy.That is the true mening of Ethiopin ptriotim.

    • Hadgu September 14, 2015

      temesghen fetari, Isaias or the Arabs tried it for ages to sabotage the Ethiopian economy but they all failed and they will continue to fail in the future as the almighty watches and protects Ethiopia and Israel all the time. Bihaki temesgen fetari for the peace and development going on in Ethiopia. Similarly, and in a near future we will see massive development and peace in Eritrea as well.

      • Genet-orginal September 14, 2015

        hadigu
        “the almighty watches and protects Ethiopia and Israel all the time” what??? Don’t you know, that you (Ethiopian) are African black. May be, you are one of those people who say, they are not black, but Ethiopian.

  • mehreteab September 14, 2015

    DMHIT might even take over Isayas Afewerki’s power if it is necessarily. Isayas Afewrki might be under-arrest by DEMHIT group

    • slam September 14, 2015

      say what? isayas and his cousin s komalat agame must leave our country period.

      • Proud Ethiopian September 15, 2015

        Slam~ when are you going to wake up and know that Komalat game is your ancestors and not the Italian. When are you going to face the fact that your country is doomed and you need to show us “ethiopians” your strength, devotion to your country and get rid of Isayas Afewerki who happens to lead you to so called Independent.. ha ha lol… you Eritreans are a joke for the world to see.

        • Proud Ethiopian September 15, 2015

          Slam ~ learn to make a sound comment. stop your low class nonsense.

  • mehreteab September 14, 2015

    if issayas afewerki does NOT obey DEMHIT then it seems it’s his era.

    • slam September 14, 2015

      dmhit, are nothing but a mercenary of wei medhn brad

  • Zeremariam H. Kifle September 14, 2015

    It exposes how weak HGDF is. I hope it encourage the Eritrean opposition and the Eritrean army to do something to save the Eritrean people from the tyranny of hgdf junta.

  • Hard to Swallow September 14, 2015

    OHHHHH…….. Eritrea ,

    It is time to act against Isaias , he is now left alone . He trust no one . Eritrean Defense Force must unite to hit the devil . This man has no purpose in life . Right from the beginning he didn’t go to the jungle for Eritrean liberation , he was a cheap dog for Amhara paid to do a dirty work . Since then he is fooling around the whole country .

    Eritreans especially inside Eritrea open your eyes , this guy is the most coward person in the whole world . He is playing with blood of innocent young generation .

    Learn a lesson from DMHIT .

    Right time to act !!!!

  • yonas September 17, 2015

    NB:DICTATOR ISSU & HGDF ARE NOW USELESS,THEY WERE INTIMIDATING THE ERITREAN PEOPLE AS IF THEY WERE STRONG AND POWERFUL USING DMHT’S ARMY TO GUARD THE BORDER AND KILL INNOCENT ERITREANS TRYING TO FLEE TO ETHIOPIA,PROTECTING THE DICTATOR,USE DMHT AS SECURITY FORCES AGAINST ERITREANS BUT GOD IS GREAT ALL THESE THINGS WENT AS A VAPORE.THE DICTATOR WAS SLAPPED TWICE,ONCE BY THE WOYANE NOW BY DMHT AND THE THE THIRD TIME SHOULD BE BY THE ERITREANS AND THAT WILL BE THE FINAL BLOW.DICTATOR ISSU AND HGDF ARE VERY WEAK,THEY TRUST DMHT ARMY THAN THE ERITREAN ARMY AND THE PEOPLE.THEY WERE USING DMHT ARMY FOR PROPAHANDA AND INTIMIDATION AS IF DMHT # IS 40THOUSAND OR 70THOUSAND BUT NOW IT IS VERY CLEAR WHAT THE # IS.NOW IS THE TIME TO KICK THIS BANDIT(ASRATE KASSA’S MESSENGER) OUT OF ERITREA.HGDF’S SUPPORTERS:TIME IS RIPE TO RETHINK ABOUT YOUR PEOPLE AND COUNTRY.BY CLAPPING YOUR HANDS TO THE DICTATOR AND DANCING WITH HIM YOU ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE ANY THING BUT BRINGING MISERY TO YPUR PEOPLE.THIS IS THE TIME FOR EVERY ERITREAN TO COME TO HIS/HER SENSES AND UNITE,DICTATOR ISSU USED ALL HIS CARDS TO DIVIDE AND OPRESS THE ERITTEAN PEOPLE EVEN DMHT’S CARD DIDN’T WORK.IT IS SIMPLE:IN ERITREA THERE IS NO RULE OF LAW,NO CONSTITUTION,NO JUSTICE,NO FREE MEDIA,NO HUMAN RIGHTS,NO DEMOCRACY,NO UNIVERSITY,EVERYTHING IS NO NO NO AND በ ቡ ቢ ባ ቤ ብ ቦ ።

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