Despite the fact that the exact number of troops transported by Eritrea is unknown, there are various indications that this surprise was massive. Individuals within Eritrea have reported that the government is successfully recruiting more people into the military to make up for a dearth of troops. It’s difficult to estimate the number of Eritrean soldiers in Ethiopia because the number of warriors Eritrea possesses is unknown. The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) estimates Eritrea’s power to be around 200,000 people. This includes fighters enlisted for indefinite National Service, which the UN has characterized as enslavement. EEPA announced on November 22 that up to 20 Eritreans could be deported.