Timeline of Eritrean Events

Discussion About : # 10,000 Ethiopian soldiers defeated in days

1988 | Mengistu continues persisting on a military occupation of Eritrea. Accordingly to this the EPLF is enforcing its operations: -- EPLF is expanding the guerrilla war to a conventional war with the aid of conquered weapons -- in March 1988 there is a preliminary offensive: Some 10.000 Ethiopian soldiers are surrounded and are destructively defeated -- this is the "Stalingrad" for Mengistu resp. the "Dien Bien Phu" for the Ethiopian army -- the Ethiopian troops withdraw from several Eritrean towns and take their last defendant positions around Keren and Asmara (SUKE, p.43). It's t

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