Dozens of armed Ethiopian troops and refugees fled the fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region and crossed into Sudan.
The troops from Ethiopia’s Amhara region neighbouring Tigray fled into Sudan’s Qadarif province on Monday evening, state-run Suna news agency reported.
Nobel Peace Prize-winning Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again promised that his military will bring a speedy end to fighting in the Tigray region and the removal of its leadership, which his government regards as illegal.
On Wednesday, Mr Abiy ordered the launch of a military offensive against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which he accused of attacking an Ethiopian army base.
Each side blames the other for starting the conflict.