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Eritrea - Bombed airport latest in border conflict

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Published on Jul 21, 2015

T/I: 10:59:48 GS: 10:22:55 (12/06/98)


Western governments scrambled to evacuate their nationals from Eritrea on Saturday (6/6) after Ethiopia sent airplanes to bomb Asmara airport in escalating hostilities between the two African countries. Weeks of tension between Ethiopia and Eritrea degenerated into open warfare on Friday (5/6) with the two sides bombarding each other at Mekele and Asmara and opening up a new front near the Eritrean port of Assab. The captured MiG-23 pilot, identified by the Eritrean foreign ministry as Colonel Bezabeh Petros, was a second-time prisoner in Eritrea.

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ASMARA, ERITREA 06/06

00.00 WS attack on airport, smoke billowing in distance;
00.04 WS helicopter flying across;
00.08 CU flames burning;
00.15 WS people walking away;
00.18 MS two armed men in street;
00.20 MS street scene;
00.27 MS woman with child;
00.32 WS fire engines with sirens going to airport;
00.44 MS people with airplane wreckage;
00.48 CU wing;
00.51 CU airplane engine;
00.55 MS people moving wreckage of plane;
00.58 MS pilot being walked from car;
01.03 MS man celebrating with his arms in the air;
01.08 CA people celebrating in street;
01.12 WS crowd of people celebrating.

01.18 Vision ends


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