August 18, 2018 - Ethiopia denies reports of troop withdrawal from the Eritrean border, according to the Reporter.
Last week, it was reported that Ethiopian troops were withdrawing from Shiraro, a front close to Badme. Military trucks and public transport buses were said to have been transporting Ethiopian troops from the area.
'Reports of Ethiopian troops withdrawal from the border area is not true, Motumma Mekassa,' Minister of Defense, told The Reporter. However, he did not deny that there has been some movement of troops at the Shiraro Front.
“This is just a normal routine for our military, nothing else,” he said.