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Zalambessa is a town located on the Ethiopian border and is part of the Eastern Zone of the Tigray Regional State. It is about 35 kilometers north of Adigrat. Zalambessa was a village that was fortified by Italian colonial forces. The fortifications were taken over by the Ethiopian military in 1952 when Eritrea was federated with Ethiopia. In 2000, Eritrea and Ethiopia signed the Algiers Agreement (2000) which forwarded the border dispute to a Hague boundary commission. In the Agreement both parties agreed in advance to comply with the ruling of the Border Commission. In 2002, the commission ruling, reconfirmed and made more precise in their final ruling effective November 2007, placed Tsorona inside Eritrean territory and Zalambessa inside Ethiopian territory. The pictures depict the current condition of Tsorena.