18 August 2018 – Ethiopia denies reports of withdrawal of troops from the Eritrean border, according to the Reporter.
Last week it was reported that Ethiopian troops withdrew from Shiraro. , a front near Badme. Military trucks and buses for public transport would have transported Ethiopian troops from the area.
& # 39; Reports on the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from the border area is not true, Motumma Mekassa, & # 39; Minister of Defense, told The Reporter. However, he did not deny that there had been some troop movements on the Shiraro front.
"This is just a normal routine for our army, nothing else," he said.