Ethiopian Officials Dismiss Eritrea’s Claim to Have Killed 200 Ethiopian Troops
Last updated Thursday, June 16, 2016 @11:19 PM local time
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Eritrea said more than 200 Ethiopian troops were killed and 300 were wounded, in June 12 clashes.
Eritrea’s Information Ministry today stated the tolls are “conservative estimates,” in a statement on its website.
“they are entitled to delude themselves” Ethiopia’s senior military official sarcastically responded to Awramba Times without giving further explanation, on conditions of anonymity.
Ethiopia’s Communication Minister, Getachew Reda, on the other hand said the number of causalities Eritrea alleged to have entailed were only a desperate and cooked up figures aimed to cover the very heavy loss the Eritrean Army suffered.
“This is noting but a belated effort by a shell shocked regime to boost the flailing morale of its few remaining supporters” Getachew Reda, told Sudan Tribune.
“We are not going to be sucked in to a game of numbers because we have achieved our objectives” Getachew said adding “We have no time or interest for morbid excitement”