Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Soldiers to the corn front

In the rush to harvest crops, some tanks were mistaken for combined harvesters.

Eritrean troops are in a prohibited buffer zone on the border with Ethiopia to harvest crops, says Eritrean Information Minister Ali Abdu.

UN officials said 1,500 troops and 14 tanks entered the zone on Monday.

Eritrea incursion 'to pick crops' (BBC) October 17, 2006