n Conflict Trends - Situation report : Ethiopia & Eritrea

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


A border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea broke out in 1998 when Eritrean forces occupied the disputed Badme and Zalambessa territory. In May 2000 Ethiopia launched a major offensive that secured the disputed territory and drove further into Eritrea. The parties signed a cease-fire agreement in June 2000 that called for a truce and the establishment of a 15.5 mile temporary security zone (TSZ) patrolled by the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE). The agreement also called for the demarcation and delineation of the border by a neutral commission.

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