On Friday, a Sudanese army source revealed that an “Ethiopian spy drone that penetrated the airspace” of his country had been shot down on the border in the Al-Fashqa area.
In his speech, the source, who preferred not to be named, said that “the army shot down an Ethiopian spy drone that penetrated the Sudanese airspace on the border in the Al-Fashqa area.”
He stressed that “the Sudanese army controls the entire Al-Fashqa area.”
As of 14:35 GMT, neither the Sudanese nor the Ethiopian authorities had commented on the incident.
In this context, activists on social media circulated pictures of Sudanese officers and soldiers circling the Ethiopian spy plane crashing to the ground.
On August 11, the head of the Sovereign Council, the commander-in-chief of the Sudanese army, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announced the killing of 84 soldiers to recover the lands Al-Fashqa from Ethiopia.
For about 26 years, Ethiopian gangs have seized the lands of Sudanese farmers in the “Al-Fashqa” area (east) after they were expelled by force of arms.
For a while, the Sudanese-Ethiopian border has been experiencing tensions, as Khartoum announced on December 31 that the army had taken control of the entire territory of his country in the “Fashqa” border area with Ethiopia.