A statement issued yesterday, March 27, 2006, from a group calling itself the Islamic Eritrean Reform Movement, describes five operations executed between February 18, 2006, and March 17 in various cities in Eritrea, an African state located along the coast of the Red Sea between Sudan and Ethiopia. According to the group, their operations are consistently giving their enemies a ?taste of death? as they astonish others with their ?greatness and steadiness?.
The statement reads that the group?s mujahideen set up ambushes in Montai, Ef Hambol and Aghradat, destroying vehicles and killing a total of seventeen enemy soldiers. On March 15, a nighttime attack in Hekota targeting military points, intelligence barracks and a telecommunication center purportedly resulted in driving the enemy out of the city and enables the mujahideen to capture intelligence documents. Another attack launched at night, two days later in Albo, caused ?fear and horror? to the enemy forces and caused them to flee. Five soldiers are alleged to have been killed and three fire arms taken.
A translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.