by Guebray Berhane
MAYE DOGALE, on the Ethiopia-Eritrea
border, June 30 (AFP) - Fighting between Ethiopian and Eritrean troops
has escalated over the past week on the western front of the Horn of Africa
border war despite heavy rains.
Sunday and Monday saw heavy artillery
duels in the area, where fighting has persisted since Friday, according
to an Ethiopian officer.
Foreign observers said both sides were
trying to secure a strategic advantage before the rainy season sets in
completely. It is due to last until mid-September.
"The enemy has tried several times