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Vol 40 No 22

Published 5th November 1999


Eritrea

Battling for Badme

Badme, taken by Eritrea in May 1998, has this year been the focus of several deadly battles. In February, Ethiopia attacked with artillery, then aircraft and tanks, then human-wave assaults. After four days and heavy losses, Ethiopia broke the Eritrean defences in two places. Eritrea, too, took heavy casualties, and withdrew.

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