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Canada Ethiopia announces that it has taken “control” of the capital of Tigray

00:50  29 november  2020
00:50  29 november  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

In Ethiopia, the two camps claim victories in Tigray

 In Ethiopia, the two camps claim victories in Tigray © Eduardo Soteras, AFP People wave the Ethiopian flag on November 17, 2020 in Addis Ababa, to honor the Ethiopian National Defense Forces engaged in the dissident region of Tigray . Opposed for two weeks in a military conflict, the Ethiopian government and the authorities of the dissident region of Tigray each claimed, Wednesday, important military victories.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that the army had entered Mekele, the capital of the Tigray region in an offensive against the region's Escaping the violence in Ethiopia . Addis Ababa denies targeting civilians. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office announced Saturday

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) have gained full control of the Tigray region’s capital of Mekelle, passing the further prosecution of the local breakaway authorities, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), on to the federal police

Des passants devant le siège du Front de libération du peuple du Tigré (TPLF), à Mekele, le 6 septembre 2020. © EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP Passers-by in front of the headquarters of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), in Mekele, September 6, 2020.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on Saturday evening that military operations in the dissident region in the north of the country, Tigray, have ended and that the armed forces are now in control of the region A major development in this three-week war that has shaken the Horn of Africa.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on Saturday evening that the army had taken "control" of Mekele, the capital of Tigray (North). A decisive step in the military operation that began on November 4 in this dissident region.

Ethiopia's military advance in Tigray

 Ethiopia's military advance in Tigray Ethiopia's military see themselves on their way to the provincial capital Mekelle. The army leadership accuses WHO chief Tedros, who comes from Tigray, of making pacts with the local rebels.

Ethiopian forces will take control of the Tigray region’s capital in the coming days, the military Abiy announced military operations in Tigray on November 4 after months of friction between his government The TPLF has accused Ethiopia of enlisting Eritrean military support in the fighting, a

Latest Updates: Ethiopian Offensive in Tigray Capital City. Tigray TV announced shelling in Mekele, a city of a half-million people. A report from the city confirmed it . Ethiopia ’s government had warned Mekele residents there would be “no mercy” if they didn’t move away from the leaders of the

The Tigrayan authorities from the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which the government is fighting, would be entrenched in this town which had 500,000 inhabitants before the start of the conflict

“The federal government has now taken full control of the city ​​of Mekele ”, Abiy said in a statement posted on Twitter.

I am pleased to share that we have completed and ceased the military operations in the #Tigray region.

Our focus now will be on rebuilding the region and providing humanitarian assistance while Federal Police apprehend the TPLF clicks. #EthiopiaPrevails https://t.co/WrM2BAPCD6

- Abiy Ahmed Ali (@AbiyAhmedAli) November 28, 2020

The Prime Minister reaffirms that the taking of Mekele marks the completion of the "final phase" of the military operation started on November 4.

Sudan: Tigrayan refugees say they are victims of expropriation by militias

 Sudan: Tigrayan refugees say they are victims of expropriation by militias © AFP - ASHRAF SHAZLY Ethiopian refugees who fled the fighting in Tigray province wait in front of a health center in Hamdayet, Sudan, on November 22 2020. (Photo illustration) Fleeing the fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray province, thousands of refugees - 38,000 according to UNHCR - continue to flow into Sudan. In parallel with the offensive led by the troops of the regular army, they say they were victims of the Amharas, the ethnic group neighboring the Tigrayans.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that the army had entered the capital of the Tigray region in an offensive against the region's Gebremichael confirmed the Ethiopian government forces had begun an offensive to capture the regional capital . Ethiopia 's military " has started hitting

Ethiopia 's PM says the army's operation is in the final phase. "Thousands of Tigray militia and Ethiopia 's army blocked one of the main roads leading to Sudan on Thursday, refugees told AFP news agency. The African Union, whose headquarters is based in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa

He adds that the army "is conducting the operation with the precision and care necessary […] to ensure that civilians are not targeted" and that it has taken control of the regional administration.

Army chief Berhanu Jula, for his part, claimed in a message broadcast on Ethiopian official television station EBC that the army is "chasing TPLF members who are in hiding" . He said more than 7,000 members of the Federal Army's Northern Command have been released.

When contacted, TPLF leaders could not be reached immediately.

"Heavy weapon fire"

Verification on the ground of the assertions of both sides remains very difficult, Tigray being almost cut off from the world since the start of the conflict

On Saturday morning, the Tigrayan authorities asserted via local television Tigray TV that "heavy weapon fire" hit Mekele, information that two humanitarian officials with teams in this city confirmed to AFP.

Ethiopia: the leaders of Tigray reject the ultimatum and refuse to surrender

 Ethiopia: the leaders of Tigray reject the ultimatum and refuse to surrender © Provided by Le Point The president of Tigray rejected on Monday the ultimatum launched the day before by the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to the leaders of this dissident region from Ethiopia which gave them 72 hours to surrender.

Ethiopia 's military said it seized control of a town 50 kilometres from the capital of Tigray province on Friday, a Government troops had also taken control of several other towns, he said. Mr Abiy, who announced on Thursday that the military was beginning the "final phase" of its offensive, told African

Heavy shelling rocked the capital of Ethiopia 's Tigray region Saturday as the city of half a million braced for an all-out offensive by government A UKHospitality report shows that the impact of the pandemic has been more pronounced on coastal and lakeside regions due to their reliance on tourism.

The Tigrayan government called on the international community "to condemn the attacks of artillery and military planes and the massacres" committed on "civilians and infrastructure" by Mr. Abiy and by Issaias Afeworki, the president Eritrean, whom he accuses of supporting Addis Ababa in the conflict.

Since midday, Tigray TV has been broadcasting musical programs in a loop. "The next key issues are what intentions and what capabilities the Tigrayan forces have to continue armed resistance," , William Davison of the International Crisis Group (ICG) said after the announcement of Mekele's control.

He also wonders how the Tigrayans will "react to the provisional government that is going to be installed" by Addis Ababa.

No precise record of the conflict is yet available, but the ICG estimated on Friday that "several thousand people have died in the fighting" .

Ethiopia: The war is not over, says the leader of Tigray .
ETHIOPIA-CONFLICT: Ethiopia: The war is not over, says the leader of Tigray © Reuters / TIKSA NEGERI ETHIOPIA: THE WAR N ' IS NOT OVER, SAYS TIGER CHIEF ADDIS ABABA / NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Tigray rebel leader said on Monday that fighting was still continuing near Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia's dissident region, despite the announcement by the central government of the takeover of this region.

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