Heavy casualties reported among Ethiopia forces in Afar region
The Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF) forces have carried out heavy attacks against Ethiopian troops in the Afar region. Heavy casualties, including deaths and injuries, were inflicted on enemy Ethiopian troops in the attacks, the ARDFUF statement said.
On 9 December 2017, Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front (ARDUF) fighters carried out nocturnal attacks on enemy Ethiopian army bases in various part of Afar region. A statement from ARDUF spokesperson said that they had killed 17 senior officers and soldiers in the fight, as well as large number of Ethiopian soldiers were wounded in the attack.
ARDUF forces have stepped up their efforts to liberate Afar region from the Ethiopian army since the TPLF led regime held its annual regional gathering in Samara, Afar Capital.