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Eritrea mobilises more troops along Sudan common border: report

By the pro-governmental Al-Anba daily newspaper

Eritrean troops march

KHARTOUM, Oct 30, 2004 — Sudan has obtained important reports about the deployment of some 400 troops by Eritrean authorities from Assab sea port of Eritrea into Sudanese territory.

The reports further said that 250 troops had at the same time been moved from Massawa sea port to the Sudanese border. The reports said the two military groups had joined others already stationed along the Sudanese border, raising their number to 5,900.

The reports said that alongside the deployed troops, seven helicopters have been made available.

Material from the BBC Monitoring Service