Summary

Fighting has broken out between Sudan’s armed forces and Ethiopian soldiers in the disputed region of al-Fashaqa along their shared border, with early reports indicating that Sudanese forces have destroyed a military base near Kabal Kala al-Laban. The region, known for its arable land, has long been a flashpoint in the bilateral relations of the two countries, and recent clashes threaten to internationalize the brutal civil war ongoing in Ethiopia and trigger a wider regional conflict.