Ethiopia Admits it Sustained Heavy Casualties

Ethiopia sustained casualties in Eritrea attack
Eritrea says it successfully repulsed the attack on the Tsorona Central Front with TPLF troops sustaining heavy casualties. Ethiopian government spokesman admits its forces suffered significant casualties [by the very fire it lit].
By TesfaNews,

The Eritrean government today announces that it successfully repulsed the surprise attack launched by Ethiopian TPLF troops on the Tsorona Central Front on Sunday with TPLF forces sustaining a significant lose.

Residents on the Ethiopian side reported they have seen hundreds of wounded Ethiopian soldiers taken to nearby hospitals, signifying the devastated outcome of the Eritrean response to this latest Ethiopian adventure.

Ethiopian government spokesman, Getachew Reda, who had initially claimed no knowledge of the fighting, told AFP its troops had in fact sustained significant casualties.

“There were significant casualties on both sides, but more on the Eritrean side,” said gullible Reda stressing rather its heavy loses and the far larger scale of the battle.

“The attack launched by the TPLF regime on the Tsarina Central Front on Sunday, 12 June 2016, has been repulsed with TPLF troops sustaining heavy casualties,” Eritrea’s ministry of information said in a statement today, still accusing Ethiopia of military aggression.

Both sides blamed the other for starting the attack. While Eritrea has been consistent with its claims, Ethiopia rather issued five different and contradictory versions of the story in the space of three days.

The first version issued through proxy media outlets alluded to advances of its army to Tsorona village in a fighting that erupted on Sunday June 12, 2016 at 5:00 a.m.

The second version issued yesterday through proxies again claimed that its troops were attacked by Eritrea while “playing football” (at 5:00 a.m.?).

Third version quoted an anonymous official who denied any fighting of any sort and claimed the story was fig-leaf in Eritrea’s imagination.

Fourth version by the Minister of Communications and Spokesman talks about “retaliatory action” and all the earlier version are for the ambush that was taken place in previous week.

Fifth and current version by the Spokesperson claims fighting started when Eritrean artillery fired shells across the border and hit an ambulance.

“Eritrean forces started shelling our positions, including civilian ambulances, and we responded,” Getachew told AFP.

“The purpose and ramifications of this Ethiopian attack are not clear,” Eritrea said on Sunday, adding it “will issue further statements on the unfolding situation.”

Eritrea also says the border situation has calmed down ‘for the moment’ and what will happen next depends on Ethiopia’s next move.

Ethiopia on the other hand said it will not escalate the dispute on its own and in fact already started withdrawing its forces.

60 thoughts on “Ethiopia Admits it Sustained Heavy Casualties

      1. The million dollar question is, this time around, which Ethiopians does the Weyane shall bring to the fronline as “FENJI-REGACH”. You remember the poor Ethiopians who driven like cattle to the frontline as “live-human-mine-sweepers”, I mean the “FENJI-REGACH”.
        Yes it was only yesterday when the OROMO, AMHARA, SIDAMA, AFAR all were sent as FENJI-REGACH, before the Weyane brigades where to march to finish the job to fame and glory. But that “FENJI-REGACH” war tactic did not work. After every thing is said and done Tigrai lost her best with no no left to protect it from the rest of the Ethiopans.
        Rest assured the Ethiopian shall not be another ‘FENJI-REGACH” but this very moment the Ethiopians are all over Ethiopia hunting the Weyane from all over Ethiopia.

        Ethiopians as FENGI-REGACH? That shall never and ever be repeated. But the Ethiopians, Oromo, Amhara, Ogaden, Sidama, Afar all hunting the Weyane all over Ethiopia at this very hour

  1. Mark Twain once said, “If I tell the truth, I don’t have to remember anything.” TPLF regime can’t keep its story straight because it can’t seem to remember its lies. Five different versions of the same event. No wonder Woyane is in crisis.

  2. What we know for sure is that Woyane’s invasion was slapped back. War is hell, Eritreans know the costs of war all too well. Although I am sure Woyane likes to do its fighting using “Fenj Regachoch” that are poor Oromo and Amhara kids, I have to think there were some Tigray people that were killed this weekend. Tigray websites have been advocating for war against Eritrea for a long time. Now war has come to them. We’ll see how they like it.

  3. Enemy do not come from far ….

    Meron Estefanos, the certified TPLF criminal advocate said,

    “There is no reason for Ethiopia to start a war right now,” Ms. Estefanos said. “It just doesn’t add up when everything is going their way.”

    “But,” she added, “if there is a war, or the rumor of a war, it could be a way for the Eritrean government to get support and divert attention.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/world/africa/border-clashes-between-ethiopia-and-eritrea-heighten-fears-of-war.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

      1. She is not Eritrean!!!!!!!!!!! · Edit

        Meron Estefanos was raised in Eritrea but she is not Eritrean. Her father was Tor Serawit and came to Eritrea with the Ethiopian Army. While her mother was a Tigrayan bar woman. Her mom is from Tigray and her father is Ethiopian. Why is everyone surprised that her loyalty is to Ethiopia??????? Everyone knows that.

        1. Please! lets leave ethnicity out of politics, this coward is a traitor and an opportunist, but her family should’t be blamed or included in her mess. There are more ethnic Eritreans who are ugly with sleepless-nights by serving the devil & destroy the country.
          On the other hand are citizens of non ethnic Eritreans, who sacrificed their life in honor of the nation, and still at the forefront performing their obligation as nationals and answer in whatever circumstances the call of the land.

          1. amsa aleka stifanos bogale · Edit

            This is a fact: Meron’s father was a Derg soldier: Amsa Aleka Stifanos Bogale. There is a picture of him and his three children (Meron being one of them) when they were children on Dehai under the posting “Eritrean Opposition Member Accuses Meron Stifanos of Treason.” Go see a picture of her and her two other siblings with their father amsa aleka stifanos bogale.

          2. In general, I would agree with you, but when one falsely claims to be Eritrean (e.g. the donkey looking Meron) and works day/night to destroy the people and government of Eritrea, then it is a fair game to name them with their ethnicity, provided we don’t insult their parents based on Ethnicity.

  4. ውዕጊን ጎሲመንኣ ኣስቅጥ!!! ወያነ ጸጋማይ ጉንዲ ኣዝኑ ተጸፊዑ ኣንጸራርይዎ ኣሎ ትሒም እንተይሉ የማናይ ጉንዲ እዝኑ ከምዝድገም ተገንዚቡ ክከውን ተስፋ ንገብር። this is called “ተመጣጣን እርምጃ” lol

      1. Ethiopian are much more aware now about who is who so don’t except them to be fooled again on the traps of minorities misleading policy towards Eritrea.

    1. ኩሉ ይከኣል’ዩ ኣብ መሬት ወያነ – ስለምንታይ ኩሉ ኣብ ሓሶት ዝተመርኮሰ ጽውጽዋያት እዩ። ግደፎም ደኣ ሕጅስ ሓደ ክልተ ሕዱራት ጸላእቲ ኤርትራ እንተዘይኮይኖም፡ ዓለም እንዳፈለጠቶም ትኸይድ ኣላ፡ እዞም ሓሳዳት ሓሰውቲ። እምቧእ፡ ኮይንዎም ኣንታ ብጀካ ሓሶትን ተንኮልን፡ ካልእ ዘይሓልሙ፧ ትሩፍ ደጊም!

  5. “Residents in Ethiopia reported seeing 100’s wounded soliders in the nearby hospital”. No shame at all? Shabo is well aware the final days are coming, doors are closed in every direction. The only thing left to do? Wgich way do they want to go out. Peacefully transfering power would be ideal but we know that wont happen. As we wish more Meron Estifanos’s to be born in Asmera, we are well ready for the next Somalia.

    1. Tidelyomo yezengaka! Or ye kotun awerd bila yibibtuan talech! When don you learn? I don’t think you are Ethiopian…..if you you are you would know what we Eritreans are focus on fixing your backyard before it is too late and stop dreaming of Eritrea being the next Somalia damn man! What a useless person are you….you admire Meron because she cow to your lies for her own personal agenda…You winder qhy there is not many like her? Shall i answer that for you?

    2. “የቆጥን ኣወርድ ብላ የብብቱዋን ጣለች” አለ ጣሊያን

      በርካታ የኦሮሞ ህጻናትና እናቶችን በጥይት እንዳልገደለ የወያኔው ቅጥረኛ ኢሰመኮ– የኢትዮጵያ ሰብኣዊ መብት ኮሚሽን ለኦሮሞው ህዝብ የተሰጠው መልስ ወይ ግድያው ተመጣጣኝ ነበር ይልቁንም ቅማንት ላይ………ብሎ ኣሳፋሪ መግለጫ ኣወጣ ታድያ የኦሮሞው ወጣትስ መች ዋዛ ነው እንደሌላው ወጣት ወያኔን ለመፋለም ከምንግዜውም በላይ ሞራሉ ጣራ በላይ ነው።

      https://www.facebook.com/gual.agame.1/videos/265650420462057/

  6. Woyane cadres and their mouthpiece like Tigrayonline and aigaforum have been craving for “Yemaydagim” full scale war for “once and for all”, and pushing for it at every chance they got. But now, after getting whooped mercilessly by Shaebia stick, they painfuly start understanding their limits and are back to advocating for no peace no war policy. Isn’t that cool!! Ohh what a shameful U turn is that!! read this to understand what I’m talking about..

    https://tigraionline.com/articles/ethio-punishes-eritrea.html

    1. Ghrimay on tigraionline:
      Ohhh what a shameful U turn! Woyane cadres and their mouthpiece like Tigrayonline and aigaforum have been craving for “Yemaydagim” full scale war for “once and for all”, and pushing for it at every chance they got. But now, after getting whooped mercilessly by Shaebia stick, they painfuly start understanding their limits and are back to advocating for no peace no war policy. Isn’t that cool!!

    1. Cry baby Gen.Gebretsadkan can go with best toy, he never had Helicopter chopper replica free to join Dictator mengistu hailemariam in zimbabwe, lets all hope Ethiopia stays intact, a must!!

    2. Kkkkkkkkkklk… Wey sakulish!!!
      Who was that? Was that Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf( Iraqi info minister during last Iraqi war)

      1. Ethiopia’s leadership has no shame and make bold faced lies regularly. I can tell you here in an exclusive news that a very highly regarded Ethiopian military General of Amhara origin was killed in the Al shabaab attack on Halgan military base of the Ethiopians in Hiiraan region and the Ethiopian casualties are no less than 73 confirmed dead eventhough many sources say 150-170. Ethiopia specializes in lies and coverups. Victory to Eritrea down with Woyanne.

        1. “በጃንሆይና በደርግ ዘመን ኤርትራ ላይ ዉጊያ ተደርጎ የተሰዋው ዜጋችን ቁጥር ከ250 ሺህ እስከ 300 ሺህ ይደርሳል። ከዚህ ኣንጻር ወያኔ በአንድ አመት ዉስጥ ኤርትራ ላይ ያስፈጀው የወታደር ቁጥር በጣም አሳፋሪ ነው። ከመከላከያ የሰው ሃይል አስተዳደር ልማት መምሪያ ሰነዶች ያገኘሁት መረጃ እንደሚያሳየው፣ በጠቅላላ በኢትዮ-ኤርትራ ዉግያ 98,700 ወታደር ሲሞትብን፣ 194,300 ቁስለኛ ተረክበናል። ከኦርዲናንስ እዝ ያገኘሁት መረጃ ደግሞ መጀመሪያ ለዉጊያ ከተዘጋጀው ከባድ መሳርያ ⅔ኛው መውደሙን ነግረዉኛል።”

          ኮሎኔል አበበ ገረሱ (የደራሲው ማስታወሻ መጽሓፍ)

        2. How quickly they forgot?

          “የ20ኛው ግዙፍ ሜካናይዝድ ሃይል እግሪ መከል ላይ አመድ ሆኖ ቀረ። ታንኰቹና ተሽከርካሪዎች በሙሉ አረሩ። ሻእቢያ በቀላሉ ከዛለንበሳ፣ ከአዲኳላና ከማይአይኒ አቅጣጫዎች በተጠመዱ መድፎች ሰራዊታችንን ተቀበለው። ይህ የጀግንነት ጉዳይ አይደለም። የኛ የጦር መሪዎች ወታደራዊ ቴክኒክ ከአለማወቅና ከብቃት ማነስ የመጣ ነበር። ሰራዊታችን እንዳለ ገብቶ ረገፈ። ከዚህ እልቂት የተረፉት ወደ ሁዋላ ሸሽተው ገርሁ ስርናይ እና እንትጮ፣ አድዋ ገቡ። ለአንድ ሳምንት የተሞከረው ዉጊያ በከፍተኛ ኪሳራ ከተደመደመ በሁዋላ የጦርነቱ ኣዛዥ የነበረው ጄኔራል ፃድቃን በወቅቱ ማዘዣ ጣብያ ከነበረችው እንፋራ ላይ ስብሰባ ጠራ።

          ፃድቃን ስብሰባዉን ሊጀምር ሲል እንባው ቀድሞት ስቅስቅ ብሎ አለቀሰ። ሁሉም ተሰብሳቢ ተያይዞ መላቀስ ሆነ።

          እንፋራ የለቅሶ ቦታ ሆነች።”

          ኮሎኔል አበበ ገረሱ (የደራሲው ማስታወሻ መጽሓፍ)

      2. Eritreans must continue this far because We ethiopians’ especially oromos are waiting to join you to kick this minority TPLF regime out of the country , also Eritereans must reclaim their territory which was taken by TPLF.

    3. What? They actually said that? ወይ ሻዕቢያ (ሻቢያ)! ዝምባችሁን ስትቅሙ ሄሊልፕተርን ያህል ጠልፎ ውሰደባቹህና ዝም ኣላቹህ?

  7. TUTA, TUTA, DEKI HALAL MERIET, SEBA ASTIKUMNA, DEKI EREY ANABES, This time Our Eritrean defence forces should go all the way to Addis Abeba and remove the Terrorist tigray-tplf-facist-beggars, and send them back to dedebit dryland, and this time around, We should get all of our stolen lands back, Badme, Zalenbesa, etc.. VIVA TO FREE AND INDEPENDENT ERITREA FOR ETERNITY, DEATH TO TERRORIST-TIGRAY-TPLF-FACIST gangs.

    1. አንታ ኪድ
      ቱታ ምባል አመልካን ዝወረስካዬ ባህሪ እዮ
      ደርጊ ውን ዘራፍ እንዳበለ እዮ ዝወደቀ
      እታ ናይ ሓንጎል ዓሶ መድሃኒት ዘሊልካያ መሰለኒ ወዲ ተሰነይ አሊጊድር take the drug ,fancider properly .
      Btw, we don,t need war ,even asingle life is more valuable than all the diamonds,golds …in the whole universe .
      Peace to the people of ethio-eritrea.

  8. የወያኔ አቅሙ ምላሱ ናት ሱፍ ለብሶ ከመናገር ውጭ አቅም የለውም።የኤርትራ ህዝብ ወይ ሻዕብያ አጥርቶ ያቀዎል ስለወለደው

    1. ‘ወያነ ማለት “በግ” ማለት ነዉ።’ – የኤርትራዉ ጀነራል ስብሓት ኤፍሬም

      ወያነ ማለት “በግ” ማለት ነዉ። በግ ትንሽ ሳር ከጣልክለት፤ ሳሯን ተደፍቶ ሲጎራርድ፤ ከሗላዉ ምን እየተዘረፈ እና እየተደረገ እንዳለም አያዉቅም። ለወያነ ግን ትንሽ-ሲጥሉለት ይጠቅመዋል። ወያነ የሕዝቡን ንብረት ሲነጥቅ፤ እየጣሉለት ያሉት ጌቶቹ ደግሞ አገሪቷን ያራቁታሉ። ለሱ ብሔራዊ ጥቅም/ልማት ..የሚለዉ የዘረፋዉ መንገድ ነዉ። የስነ-አእምሮ ዉግያ እያካሄድኩ ነዉ ሚለዉም ቢሆን የአዲሱ ዓለም ስርዓት አገልጋይነቱ ለመግለጽ ነዉ። አጼ ሃይለስላሴ የመገነኛ ብዙሃን፤ ራዲዮ አላስፈለጋቸዉም ነበር፤ ምክንያቱም ስራዉ የሚከናወነዉ በቤተ-ክህነቱ በኩል ነበርና። አንደዚያ ዓይነት የቅስቃሳ ክንዋኔ ለወያኔ የሚያካሂዱለት ደግሞ አሜሪካኖች ናቸዉ። ምክንያቱም፤ የአዲሱ ዓለም ስርዓት የማገልገል ስራ በአንጻሩ ለወያኔ ስለተሰጠዉ። ስራዉ ያን ተልእኮ ማገልገል ነዉ።

    1. Funnily this is a second time they are using playing foot ball, Woy-ane and Susan Rice the dictator lover boys are funny people.

  9. Woyane got whooped! It must have been a real spanking because all of a sudden Tigray websites stopped talking about war. They were talking about war as if war is some kind of a picnic at the beach before. I think Shaebia opened up a can of whoop a$$ on Woyane this weekend.

    1. You guys seems to be so delighted by the session of hostility. I know woyane is useless literarily in everything. But why shabia failed to claim its lost territories if they say they have the military might? Just curious?

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    TesfaNews ስለቲ መንቅብ ዘይርከቦ ሓቀኛ ሓበሬታካ ሓበን ይሰማዕካ!!ዓወት ንሓፋሽ!!

  11. Getachew Redda is right, considering the fact that the loss of one Eritrean martyr is highly expensive for us but a thousand weyane foot-soldiers dead, isn’t worth a whole lot, in a country where the families of the war-dead are not even told about the death of their sons.

  12. Our heart and mind prayers are fully with our Government and the defense forces to save guerd our hard wining independent these criminals are going to lose God willing

  13. sounds strange, if Eritrean army is capable of causing such significant causalities on Ethiopian army why then was it unable to get back its big chunk of territory occupied by Ethiopia taken by military means?

      1. As citizens do you believe we have democratic right to demand our gov to tell the truth? The irony is, you took part of a statement from an official who happens to be an enemy and try to make a story out of it but by the same token you should be able to accept the fact that Eritrean army has also sustained significant casualties. Most important news a real compatriot should expect from is our casualties.

        1. Stop comparing Eritrea with your adopted country of Europe or America. Eritrea is an African country and whatever happen there has to be treated the African way. Who do you think you are demanding the name and the number of our causalities? What the F**K some of you people are talking?
          Well, if you are a TPLF sympathizer or a TPLF stooge, I can see why such news made your blood boil. If you think your Ethiopia is “democratic”, please go ahead and try to ask how many of your mercenary troops have been killed in Somalia last week alone.No body, even the families of the dead soldiers are not allowed to ask the body of their loved ones. Never.

    1. What sounds NOT strange is your thinking. The two countries went Court and received A Final and Binding Ruling. What would anyone achieve more by going to war when we have the ruling on our side??
      Besides Eritrea does not have and does not believe in warfare using Fenji Regach.

  14. Don’t tell me about ethiopia what to do you fucken shabya I am not a member of any party you sort out your problem you eritrean and ethiopian never been United together I hate to see in the land of ethiopia live alone my country please.

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