Eritrean troops set buses and trucks on fire, while filming themselves.
In the video, Eritrean troops are seen carrying a piece of cloth and fuel, moving from truck to truck and setting them on fire. They are filming themselves. At least one bus and 9 trucks are seen burning in the video. There is a small interview (from minute mark 7) and it goes like this A: What is your name?
A: Why are you doing this [referring to the setting on fire of a truck]
B: Because this anti-peace regime must be eradicated from the face of the earth. We are destroying its equipments and properties.”
A: Indeed, it has to be eradicated.
The video is mixed with patriotic Eritrean songs.
The video was posted by an Eritrean popular Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/eritrean.vie… with this message “ኩራዕ ኤሪትራዊ ! መንደላይ ነቲ ዕሱብ ደርጎጃ ሰራዊት ትግራይ ብከምዚ ትርእይዎ ዘለኩም ኢዮ ነበሬ ኣይነበሬ ገይርዎ ። ሚሳይል እንዳ ወርወረ ዘሸግረኻ ጭፍራ ኣቲኻ ኢኻ ጥሕን ጥሕን ኣቢልኻ ኣደብ ተትሕዞ ዕድመ ጥዕናን ንመንደላይ። ክብርን ሞጎስን ነቲ ጅግና ሓይልታት ምክልኻል ኤርትራ !” , which roughly is “Eritrean! be proud! The ferocious [Eritrean army] has annihilated the mercenary Tigrayan army like this. This is how you discipline an army that fires missiles to you. Long life and health to the ferocious [Eritrean army]. Glory to the gallant Eritrean Defence Forces”. The video has been viewed close to 10k in less than a day.
Two places where the arson takes place are mentioned in the video: Jira, Central Tigray and Nowi. The location of Jira is below. We couldn’t locate Nowi.
Eritrean forces were routed from Jira area around mid-July.
A second part has been added by the same page. In this, Eritrean troops are seen shooting at trucks and tanker trucks’ tires and setting them on fire.