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Ethiopia Moves Artillery to Sudanese Border After Deadly Clashes

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 People collect water at a refugee camp in Um Rakuba, Sudan on Jan. 8. 
Photographer: Abdulmonam Eassa/Getty Images

Ethiopia moved heavy weapons to disputed territory on its border with Sudan, according to people familiar with the matter.

The military build-up in an area known as the al-Fashqa triangle signals increasing tensions, after deadly clashes in recent weeks raised international concern. Sudanese officials met Saudi Arabian officials in Riyadh on Wednesday to discuss the crisis, after the U.K. last week called for a de-escalation of tensions.