ESAT News (May 12, 2016)
Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy on Thursday took responsibility for the attack in Arba Minch, south Ethiopia against the regime’s forces that resulted in the death of over 20 soldiers and inflicted serious injuries to at least 50.
In a statement it sent to ESAT the armed group opposing the regime in Addis Ababa said its forces in south Ethiopia had carried out the guerrilla style attack from May 7-8, 2016. The statement said the Patriotic forces had killed 20 regime soldiers. The Movement said there were also some causalities on its side.
It said the fight against the tyrannical regime would be carried out in all directions; and the struggle is in no way confined to the country’s northern border.
Speaking to ESAT, chairman of the Movement Prof. Berhanu Nega said the attack in the south of the country is an indication of the beginning of the fight in all directions and areas of the country. He said the minority regime has been saying it would be attacked from the north but the surprise attack in Arba Minch, Southern Ethiopia, had proven the regime wrong.
He said the attack in the south by the gallant Patriotic forces was a sign that the fight against the forces of tyranny could be carried out anywhere in the country.
“We are proud of the skills and tactics displayed by the young patriots in guerrilla warfare,” said the statement issued by the Movement.