Ethiopia: 3 soldiers defect to Eritrea

Elias Kifle | October 28th, 2009

ASMARA — Members of the Woyanne regime’s armed forces in Ethiopia continue to abandon their units in droves, according to 3 soldiers who recently defected to Eritrea.

One of the many complaints the soldiers are expressing is that the top leadership of the armed forces are completely dominated by one ethnic group and that the army is being used to preserve the ruling party’s grip on power, not to defend the national interest of Ethiopia.

The soldiers who arrived in Eritrea are:

1) Private Worku Gemechu, 21st Division
2) Private Alemu Wudneh, 20th Division
3) Private Measho Abraha, 50th Division

The soldiers told Ethiopian Review correspondent in Asmara that the Woyanne regime is currently fighting with resistance groups in multiple fronts.

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