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    INTRODUCTION: At a meeting in a secret location in the Eritrean province of Ethiopia, leaders of the People's Liberation Forces have been discussing forming an alliance with the rival guerrilla movement, the Revolutionary Command.

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    INTRODUCTION: At a meeting in a secret location in the Eritrean province of Ethiopia, leaders of the People's Liberation Forces have been discussing forming an alliance with the rival guerrilla movement, the Revolutionary Command. The two organisations, factions of the Eritrean Liberation Front, have effective control of the Eritrean countryside, with Ethiopian Government forces left holding some of the major towns.

    SYNOPSIS: The two groups have often been at loggerheads and at times there has been bitter fighting between them. But recently they've been co-operating on the battle-field, staging joint attacks on Ethiopian military garrisons with considerable success.

    Guerrilla forces of the People's Liberation Forces have claimed a major success with the capture of Nakfa, a district capital in northern Eritrea. The town fell on Thursday after a five-month siege during which the Ethiopian Army made several attempts to relieve it.

    Mr Osman Sebbe, leader of the People's Liberation Forces, told his guerrilla commanders that liberation should go hand in hand with the establishment of a government. But the group won't be ready to establish a government unless the independence movement in the area is united, he said. Mr Ahmed Nassir, leader of the rival Revolutionary Command, also recently said that national unity would help the overall movement.

    He said in Cairo, Egypt, that his group has a dialogue committee ready to meet the P.L.F., and the proposed a joint conference to take place within a few month.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1H9RQDDU0CASKOG0BNCTCH144
    Media URN:
    VLVA1H9RQDDU0CASKOG0BNCTCH144
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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