Eritrea planned AU attack in Ethiopia

African Union logoThe Eritrean Government has been accused of planning a massive attack on an African Union meeting held earlier this year in Ethiopia.

A report by the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea states that had it been successful, the operation would almost certainly have caused mass civilian casualties.

The report also says the Ethiopian economy would have been harmed and the AU meeting in Addis Ababa disrupted.

The UN panel is tasked with monitoring compliance with embargoes on the delivery of weapons and military equipment to Somalia and Eritrea.

It also looks into any activities which generate revenue used to violate those embargoes.

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