Prominent Eritrean opposition leader dies

Ahmed Nasser had led the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF), which fought a 30-year-long war of independence against successive Ethiopian governments.

Prominent Eritrean opposition leader dies

World Bulletin / News Desk

Prominent Eritrean opposition leader Ahmed Nasser passed away on Wednesday after suffering a stroke in Stockholm, Sweden, relatives said.

He was 68 years old.

Nasser had led the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF), which fought a 30-year-long war of independence against successive Ethiopian governments.

Nasser, who graduated from a Syrian military academy in the 1960s, served as ELF leader until 1983.

Following Eritrean independence, he joined the Eritrean opposition against the government of President Isaias Afeworki, who has ruled the country since its independence in 1993.

Nasser also led a coalition consisting of two major opposition groups.

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