In Saudi Arabia: Israeli and Egyptian jets pound Ethiopia in ‘state of war’

Ethiopia’s Tigray region has been hit by airstrikes by both the Turkish and Egyptian armed forces, according to sources from the region. One witness told Fox News that jets raided the town of Bir…

In Saudi Arabia: Israeli and Egyptian jets pound Ethiopia in 'state of war'

Ethiopia’s Tigray region has been hit by airstrikes by both the Turkish and Egyptian armed forces, according to sources from the region.

One witness told Fox News that jets raided the town of Bir Toggo as well as two military bases in the region.

“They bombed it this morning in the morning around 9:30 a.m.,” the witness said. “The civilians suffered a lot of damages.”

In a statement issued by the Egyptian Armed Forces on Wednesday, Gen. Ismail al-Hassan warned, “Egypt is in a state of war with Sudan.”

The statement continued, “Attacks will target anyone who refuses to accept the new order Egypt has brought,” citing Sudan’s takeover of the city of Gsherine and his forces forcing President Omar al-Bashir out of the city and ousting Egyptian troops.

“Egypt considers Sudan to be an enemy,” the statement said.

Fox News reported Wednesday that Bashir and his wife made a brief stop in Ethiopia last week. The two men reportedly met at a wedding ceremony for Bashir’s cousin, a ruling party official.

Ethiopia is in the midst of a more than two-year federal campaign to purge its security forces of extremists from the Ogaden region that have killed hundreds of innocent civilians. The Ethiopian military has removed two Ogadeniya rebel groups from its territory, but some have claimed to have fled to Sudan.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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