Afar–Somali clashes

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Afar-Somali clashes
Part of the conflicts in the Horn of Africa
DateOctober 2020–present
Location
Border between Afar Region and Somali Region
Result Ongoing
Belligerents
Somali Region
Somali-allied militas
Afar Region Afar Region
Afar Region Afar-allied militas
Commanders and leaders
Mustafa Mustafa Mohammed Omar (Cagjar) Awol Arba Unde
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
127+killed[1][2]

Afar–Somali clashes are territorial conflicts between the Afar and Somali Regions of Ethiopia.[3] According to Crisis Group since the conflicts began between the groups dozens of lives have been claimed.[4] In October 2020, 27 people were killed. On 2 April 2021, 100 cattle herders were reportedly shot dead.[5][6]

In 2014, the federal government, headed by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), redrew the boundary between the two regions. As a result the Somali Region lost three villages to the Afar Region. Since then they have been trying to get the villages back under their control.[7]

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  1. ^ At least 100 killed in border clashes between Ethiopia's Somali and Afar regions - official, retrieved 7 April 2021
  2. ^ Global Overview, retrieved 21 January 2021
  3. ^ At least 100 killed in border clashes between Ethiopia's Somali and Afar regions - official, retrieved 7 April 2021
  4. ^ Global Overview, retrieved 21 January 2021
  5. ^ Over 100 killed in clashes in Ethiopia's Afar, Somali regions, retrieved 7 April 2021
  6. ^ NEWS: AT LEAST 27 KILLED IN CLASHES IN THE BORDER BETWEEN AFAR, SOMALI REGIONS, retrieved 29 October 2020
  7. ^ Staff, Reuters (7 April 2021). "At least 100 killed in border clashes between Ethiopia's Somali and Afar regions - official". Reuters. Retrieved 8 April 2021.