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May 11, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - An Eritrean opposition group on Thursday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of bombing ethnic Afar fishermen on Eritrean territorial waters in the Danakalia region this week.
The group, Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) alleged that at least one was killed and seven others were wounded during recent air strikes by the UAE planes taking off from the Eritrea's port city of Assab in the Danakalia region.
"RSADO is strongly outraged by the series of deliberate deadly aerial attacks on a Red Sea Afar civilian fishing Boat inside Eritrean territorial water by UAE Forces stationed in Assab-Dankalia Region in Eritrea," the group said
"RSADO is gravely concerned about UAE's disproportionate airstrike against, already vulnerable, Afar civilians and civilian properties since UAE Military Forces stationed in the Assab Town of Dankalia Afar region"
Citing to several reliable sources the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) affirmed to Sudan Tribune that the Saudi -led coalition planes have "indiscriminately" and "deliberately" hit Eritrean Afar small fishers' boats near the Mokha port of Bab Al-Mandab strait off Yemen.
"RSADO unequivocally condemns in the strongest terms possible this indiscriminate air strike attack directed at the Eritrean Afar civilian population by the Arab Coalition Forces" said the rebel group.
Since their deployment, RSADO said thousands of Afar families have been made homeless, forcibly evicted from their traditional land and homes.
He added that "They [Afars] were forced from their homes and off their grazing lands and fishing areas violently, without compensation and without Free, Prior and Informed consent (FPIC) in order to make Afar land available for the Saudi Arabia-led Alliance"
January 28, 2016 (MANDA/ ETHIOPIA) -- An Eritrean rebel group known as the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) claimed on Thursday that killed six government intelligence agents in an early morning strike on forces loyal to president Isaias Afeworki.
Forced of the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization at the frontline January 26, 2016 (ST)
The latest assault was reportedly in retaliation to the 15th sub-division intelligence unit's different forms of oppression against ethnic Afar minorities residing around Alhan area.
The Ethiopia-based Afar rebel group says the ethnic Afar Eritreans are being persecuted by Eritrea and it would continue military attacks until the rights and self-determination of the Afar people are guaranteed.
The group, on the other hand, accused the Eritrean government of further intensifying an "ethnic cleansing" strategy against Afar minorities.
By Tesfa-alem Tekle May 18, 2009 (SEMERA,AFAR REGION) -- The opposition Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) on Monday threatened that it will launch Massive military actions and all other necessary measures against President Isaias Afwerki -led Eritrean government.
Over the week end thousands of Eritrean refugees marched in, Tigray and Afar regions in protest to Egypt and Libya Deportation to hundreds of Eritreans.