Four Ethiopian Air Force Pilots Defect and Join Ginbot 7, ESAT Claimed
Awramba Times (Phoenix, Arizona) – The Washington based opposition cyber media, ESAT claimed that four Ethiopian Air Force pilots have defected and joined the Eritrean-backed opposition group, Ginbot 7.
According to ESAT, the names of the pilots are: Aklilu Mezene, Tilahun Tufa, Getu Worku and Biniyam Gizaw. However reliable sources told Awramba times that some pilots were fired due to professional incompetence and bad behavior last year and it is unknown whether these “defected pilots” are part of the list. Government authorities have not yet given any official explanation on the matter.
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Listen to ESAT’s report.