“February 8, 1990, at 1:00 AM, EPLF forces heralded the launch of the historic operation of 72-hours by way of the western wing to liberate Massawa.The sincere secret of the success was mainly the hunger for freedom and disciplined stoicism of the people envisioning to secure independence of the nation, which Eritrea has been deprived of for decades due to injustice and colonization. That’s why the Fenkil operation, through its astounding victory, managed to capture minds of not only friends of the EPLF and its foes but also the whole world. It did not only reveal the definite defeat of the Ethiopian regime, but also demonstrated the ultimate goal of the long and bitter struggle for independence.” Zel'alemawi Zikri N'suwatna!!!