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US News The Ethiopian offensive on Mekele has begun, announces the Leader of Tigray

15:10  28 november  2020
15:10  28 november  2020 Source:   bfmtv.com

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Gebremichael said the Ethiopian government forces had begun an offensive to capture the regional capital. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office announced Saturday that government security forces had captured the city of Adigrat and was advancing on Mekele , the capital of the northern

Tigray men who fled the conflict in Ethiopia 's Tigray region, stand in line to receive food cooked by Sudanese women Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region Abiy on Thursday announced the 'final phase' of the three-week offensive on Tigray [File: Reuters]. Ethiopian leader says assault on rebel bastion in Tigray ready to begin .

ETHIOPIA-CONFLICT: The Ethiopian offensive on Mekele has started, announces the Leader of Tigray

L'OFFENSIVE ÉTHIOPIENNE SUR MEKELE A COMMENCÉ, ANNONCE LE LEADER DU TIGRÉ © Reuters / MAGGIE FICK ETHIOPIAN OFFENSIVE ON MEKELE HAS BEGUN , TIGRE

LEADER ADDIS ABABA / NAIROBI (Reuters) - The leader of the rebel forces in the Tigray region announced on Saturday that Ethiopian government forces have started an offensive to capture the regional capital, Mekele.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister had indicated Thursday that the army would launch the "final phase" of its offensive in Tigray a few hours after the expiration of its ultimatum to the forces of this dissident region in the north of the country.

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The leader of rebellious forces in Tigray region said on Saturday that Ethiopian government forces had began an offensive to capture the regional capital, Mekelle. Billene Seyoum, a spokeswoman for the Prime Minister's office, said that Ethiopian forces would not "bombard" civilian areas, adding

Ethiopia 's PM says the army's operation is in the final phase. "Thousands of Tigray militia and "We urge residents of Mekele to lay down arms, stay indoors and steer away from military targets," he The African Union, whose headquarters is based in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, wants to send


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The head of government had summoned the forces of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) shortly before, which governs this region, to lay down their arms, failing which the army would storm Mekele, its capital, where 500,000 inhabitants live.

Debretsion Gebremichael, leader of the TPLF, told Reuters in a text message that Mekele was the target of "heavy bombardment."

Billene Seyoum, spokeswoman for the Prime Minister's office, said for her part that Ethiopian forces would not bomb civilian areas and that the security of Ethiopians in Mekele and Tigray would remain the priority of the federal government.

(Editorial staff in Addis Ababa and Nairobi, Gilles Guillaume for the French version)

Ethiopia. At least 600 civilians killed in the “atrocious massacre” of 9 November in the Tigray region .
© MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH / Reuters Ethiopians who fled the war in the Tigray region, awaiting a food ration in the refugee camp of Um-Rakoba, Sudan. During the "atrocious massacre" of November 9 in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, several hundred civilians were killed, according to an independent Ethiopian public institution.

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