Eritrea based Ethiopian rebel group abandons armed struggle

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle July 22, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – An Ethiopian armed opposition group, Afar People’s Party has returned home abandoning an arms struggle in pursuit of peace. The leader of the opposition group Alo Aydahis and

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

July 22, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – An Ethiopian armed opposition group, Afar People’s Party has returned home abandoning an arms struggle in pursuit of peace.

The leader of the opposition group Alo Aydahis and some 400 of its fighters laid down their arms and returned home after years of exile in arch- foe Eritrea.

The group on Thursday said it has favoured to engage in peace full struggle than the armed one.

The opposition movement according to the leader, Alo Aydahis, abandoned the armed struggle after it negotiated with the Ethiopian government.

Alo said the group has agreed to act in accordance with the law of the country.

Chief administrator of Afar regional state Haji Siyum Awel said the people and the government the Afar regional state have welcomed the group.

Sudan Tribune was told that the group had been serving the regime in Asmara to accomplish anti-Ethiopian missions and to further carry out attacks to destabilize the horn of Africa’s nation.

It is not yet clear what has prompted the Afar rebel group to abandon the struggle and flee to its home country.

However their move comes nearly a year after another rebel group, The Tigray People’s Democratic Movement (TPDM) similarly returned home from Eritrea.

The leader of TPDM (Demhit), General Mola Asgedom, and 800 of its fighters fought their way out of Eritrea in September last year after Eritrean Army attempted to stop the fighters leaving.

They fought their way with three Eritrean brigades.

But they managed to arrive the Sudanese border town of Hamdait overpowering the Eritrean army.

Once in Sudan, they were then assisted by the Sudanese Armed Forces and the government of Khartoum to cross borders to Ethiopia.

Some Ethiopian politicians believe that the formation of the new Ethiopia opposition coalition might have prompted to abandon the armed struggle.

Last year, TPDM and three other Eritrea based Ethiopian opposition groups including a terrorist designated opposition movement Ginbot 7 formed a coalition known as United Front for Salvation of Ethiopia.

The groups say they were merged to launch a new armed struggle against the Ethiopian government.

But some Ethiopian politicians say their alliance intends to organize anti-Ethiopia conspiracy and to further stage other destructive missions in collaboration with Asmara.

A previous UN report said Ethiopian opposition group inside Eritrea have dual function – as armed opposition group and as a protectors of the President Isaias Afwerki’s regime.

Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in 1991 after a 30-year war.

Relations between the two rival neighbours remain at odds since the two neighbours engaged in a deadly two-year long border war which ended in 2000.

Ethiopia and Eritrea routinely trade accusations of backing rebels trying to destabilize and topple the other’s government.

(ST)

aseye.asena@gmail.com

Review overview
13 COMMENTS
  • new hope eritrea ? July 24, 2016

    መከረኛዋ ኣይጥ___ ሞትዋን ስትሻ
    ሂዳ ታሸታለች___ የድመት ኣፍንጫ
    ዝበልዎ__ ክኸውን ዩ ግዲ መጫረሻ
    ኣምላኽ ኣርእዩኒ ____ሻዕብያ ፈርሻ !!!

    ኣነ ክቑዝመላ እየ ክበኽየላ ንሻዕብያ
    ብጃንሆይ ተላኢኻ ንግብጺ ክትቆጽያ
    ሕጂ ድኣ እንታይ ረኺብዋ ተጠውያ
    ቆፎ ኣዕራብ ከም ጀብሃዊት ናይ ሶርያ
    እቲ ቕዱስ ዕላማ___ ዓባይ ኢትዮጵያ
    ራሕሪሓቶ ናብ ቃጣርን ስዑድን ኣዘዝያ!!!

    ሻዕብያ ሆየ ዘይፈልጣ መሲልዋ
    ቃታ ዘይስሕብ ኣጻብዕታ ብዘይ ስዋ
    ሰላሕታ ወራር ድሙ ድሙ ጎዲልዋ
    ክትፍርጥጥ ሱዳን ቃልሲ ተቖጽይዋ
    ዘይበልዎ ዝገብር ወያነ ኣድሒንዋ
    ብኢዳ ወጢጡ ካብ ከሰላ መሊስዋ !!!

    ሙዳዳ ሻዕብያ_____ክንደየናይ ከይትቕኒ
    ከይትፈርስ ክሕልዋ፣ናይ ሓማሴን ያ ኢሎምኒ
    ኣምላኽ ይሓምሳ ሎምስ ከዘብ ዩ ተረዲኡኒ
    እቶም ናይ ሓሶት ነጻነት ፈሪሞም ዝ ሃቡኒ
    ወያነ ንገርዎም____ ኣፈርኩቡ ከቃብሩኒ
    ኣብ ሓማሴን ይኹን ተምቤን ሬስኣ ከይጨኒ
    ካይሮ ንቕበራ _______ደፊንና ብእምኒ !!!

  • Sisay July 24, 2016

    Eritrea would abandon its so-called independence soon and rejoin Ethiopia for peace, development and to stop the devil ghedli’s miseries, destruction, mayhem and to stop refugees dying in the seas and in the hands of brutal desert muslim Arabs. Eritrean have never suffered or humiliated this much as under the evil ghedlis and its monsterous leaders.

    • Mokie July 24, 2016

      “Eritrea would abandon its so-called independence soon and rejoin Ethiopia for peace”

      Sisay aka Teclay

      You are dreaming … wake up.
      Besides, Tigray may lose control of Ethiopia as Amhara opposition groups now try to confront TPLF controlled government in Addis Abeba by helping Welkait resistance.

  • Hazo July 24, 2016

    ነዛ መጻወቲ ፋሽሽታዊ ሸፋቱ ሓለዋ ሰውራ ናይ ገድሊ ኮይና ዘላ ኤርትራ፣ ቆልዑን ኣረጋውያንን ኤርትራ ጥራይ ዘይኮነስ፣ እቶም ካብ ፈቐድኦ ኣኪቡ ከም ኮንዶም ዓረብ ተጠቒሙ ክጉሕፎም ዝሓሰበ ኢትዮጵያውያን ውን፣ ነዛ ኣብ ድነ ሞት ኮይና ትልኽ ትብል ዘላ ኤርትራ ንዕቕ ኣቢሎማ ይሃድሙ ኣለዉ። ዝሓለፈ ዓመት እቶም እሙናት ዝበሃሉ ዕጡቓት ናይ ደምሂት ትግራይ ብዘገርም ትኣምር ምስ ዕጥቆምን ዓቕሚ ሰብን ንስርዓት ኢሳያስ ሳሕሳሕ ዓቢድ ናይ ዓረብ፣ ጥንጥን ኣቢሎሞ ከይዶም፤ ሕጂ ድማ ጉጅለ ናይ ዓፋር ኢትዮጵያ ራሕሪሒሞ ከይዶም ኣለዉ።

  • Micheal G. July 24, 2016

    May be the Ethiopian rebel group were starved to death as a result of HGDEFs being broke, corrupted and no more hand outs from its slave masters the barbaric bastards moslem Arabs.
    The Eritrean Defense forces are about to abandon HGDEF and run out to Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibuti for better life and decent future and to support their families in a better financial way and away from poverty stricken HGDEF’s Eritrea.

  • Alem July 24, 2016

    If there is a government that recognize the rights of citizens to have d/t political opinion, the right to form an alternative party, and contest for public offices b/s every one is equal, there is no need for violent change. Shaebya will learn a lesson only when burried 6 ft below ground

  • Mokie July 24, 2016

    “ነዛ መጻወቲ ፋሽሽታዊ ሸፋቱ ሓለዋ ሰውራ ናይ ገድሊ ኮይና ዘላ ኤርትራ፣ ቆልዑን ኣረጋውያንን ኤርትራ ጥራይ ዘይኮነስ፣ እቶም ካብ ፈቐድኦ ኣኪቡ ከም ኮንዶም ዓረብ ተጠቒሙ ክጉሕፎም ዝሓሰበ ኢትዮጵያውያን ውን፣”

    Hazo aka Teclay using 50 nicknames

    You are obsessed with Anti-Arab hate propaganda. And you keep speaking about Eritreans being used as condom by them. Now, do you know how many Tigrayan and generally Ethiopian girls work in Arab countries ?, A recent statics showed that there are around 200 thousand of them. This in not to say, they are all into condom handling business but just to show you how many of them are working for Arabs and try to bring out of poverty their poor families, some times even at the expense of their future as young wives back home.

  • k.tewolde July 24, 2016

    Wow!,the Eritrean identity has never been under a heavy attack by the pundits,its like landing a barrage of punches while a person is down, but it is ok,the true Eritrean might be down but definitely not out,he/she will fight and counter punch his/her way back to victory no matter how long it takes,for now things look a little hazy.

  • Mokie July 25, 2016

    ” slave masters the barbaric bastards moslem Arabs.”

    Micheal G. (Tigray online)

    Assenna how you tolerate this language by sons of ex-Torserawit and spies ?

  • Mokie July 25, 2016

    I have some bad news for these fascist elements from Tigrayonline:

    A group of pro-Welkait ex-soldiers of Derg are now active in Begemidir (Amhara Killil) training young fighters from Welkait to resist Weyane, Residents of the region don’t want be part of Greater Tigray.
    So the Tigrayan branch of Federal police (all of them Tigreyans) went to Gonder to look for an Amhara officer who apparently went hiding around Gonder city without informing the local government there.
    Now, the two Killils (Tigray and Amhara) are accusing each other at Federal government level. As tension keeps mounting in Gonder after the killing of some officers and civilians there, the PM Desaleign is on Tigrayan side because he cannot say no to Tigreyan controlled Army.
    In a nutshell, Tigray and Ethiopia have their share of troubles, that is coming in the open for all to see.
    This is just to remind the Ethiopians on this forum (who pose as Eritreans) that they too have many problems they should discusses on their forums instead of insulting Eritrea here.
    Mind your business and stop posing as Eritreans please. You are fooling only yourself.

    • Micheal G. July 25, 2016

      You either swallow the bitter pill that you don’t own or run the great Assenna website, or simply get lost to where ever that you belong or come from in the first place. Alternatively, don’t you just get lost to the Taliban websites where your kind of fanatics congregate.

      • AHMED SALEH July 29, 2016

        Hatred , fear and mistrust are sources of destructive endings . The bitter truth about ASSENNA obviously it is opposite to tigrai online which promotes extremist ideas based in ethnicity , region or religion .
        You can’t find responders because nobody give attention to any
        lowlife idiot obsessed with fanaticism . We don’t have such sinister
        motivated negative thinking inside Eritrea .
        I think bugs infested forum needs urgent exterminator service .

  • hp July 25, 2016

    I wonder how many designed cow faces here? Are they pro-ANDNET,HGDEFIST or ISIS aspirants? ASSENNA.COM must be serious towards. …..

POST A COMMENT