• Short Summary

    The Eritrean Front (ELF) announced in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday (1 February) that they have launched a full-scale attack on main Ethiopian cities, including Asmara, capital of Eritrean Province.

  • Description

    The Eritrean Front (ELF) announced in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday (1 February) that they have launched a full-scale attack on main Ethiopian cities, including Asmara, capital of Eritrean Province.

    An ELF spokesman, Mr Omar Alim, said the attack was directed at military targets and against the Ethiopian Army Command to weaken preparations by the authorities, aimed at "massacres and a new war of annihilation" in their country.

    However, he repeated the Front's readiness to hold negotiations on a political settlement based on the right of self-determination and independence for Eritrea.

    The Front has been fighting for Eritrea's independence since 1963 when the former Italian Colony was integrated into Ethiopia as a province.

    Meanwhile, it was reported on Saturday (1 February) that 16 people were killed in a night of fighting between secessionist guerrillas and army units in the outskirts of Asmara.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA455N2AR318D2N00ZL646NHD15
    Media URN:
    VLVA455N2AR318D2N00ZL646NHD15
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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