The Sudanese army said in its statement: “The Ethiopian army executed seven Sudanese soldiers and a citizen who were their captives,” adding that Ethiopia displayed the bodies of the executed people to the public.
The Sudanese army vowed, “This treacherous position will not go unanswered, and it will respond to this cowardly behavior in what suits it, because Sudanese blood is precious, without it the joy and lives.”
In its statement, the Sudanese army described the incident as “a behavior that contravenes all laws and customs of war and international humanitarian law.” The Ethiopian authorities have not yet commented on what happened.
Tensions have escalated between Sudan and Ethiopia in recent years, due to the repercussions of the conflict in the Tigray region, northern Ethiopia, and Ethiopia’s construction of a giant hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile.
Tens of thousands of refugees have fled to eastern Sudan and military skirmishes have taken place in an area of disputed agricultural land along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia.
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