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US News Ethiopia: Eritrean soldiers blocking the routes at Tiger inspire terror

06:40  22 june  2021
06:40  22 june  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Axum, Ethiopia — Eritrean troops are operating with total impunity in Ethiopia 's war-torn northern Tigray region, killing, raping and blocking humanitarian aid to starving populations more than a month after the country's Nobel Peace Prize winning leader pledged to the international community that they would leave. Ethiopian military sources in the region confirmed to CNN that Eritrean soldiers were in control of key checkpoints along the route to Axum. The military sources said they had requested multiple times for the Eritreans to allow cars and convoys through, but had been refused.

Axum, Ethiopia — Eritrean troops are operating with total impunity in Ethiopia ’s war-torn northern Tigray region, killing, raping and blocking humanitarian aid to starving populations more than a month after the country’s Nobel Peace Prize winning leader pledged to the international community that Ethiopian security officials working with Tigray’s interim administration told CNN that the Ethiopian government has no control over Eritrean soldiers operating in Ethiopia , and that Eritrean forces had blocked roads into central Tigray for over two weeks and in the northwestern part of the region for

Région éthiopienne du Tigré en mai 2021 (Image d'illustration). © RFI / Sébastien Nemeth Ethiopian region of the Tiger in May 2021 (image of illustration).

The province of Tiger is still undergoing a conflict between the former local power and the federal power, assisted by the Eritrean army. Asmara's soldiers are accused of multiple crimes against civilians and their presence now inspires Terror.

with our special envoy in the Tiger, Sébastien Nemeth

on this transport line, the bus arriving from the capital stop in Melvey. By default, the village turned into terminus, as further, the Eritreans installed a dam. Since the arrival of these soldiers three months ago, the tygrens do not approach it anymore.

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The killings were perpetrated by Eritrean soldiers in a small rural settlement on steep slopes below the fifth-century stone church of Abuna Yemata on 8 May, according to multiple testimonies viewed by the Guardian. Troops from Eritrea are fighting in Tigray on the side of Ethiopian government forces, in defiance of international calls for their withdrawal. The soldiers were scouts from an Eritrean military unit whose task was to track down fighters loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the region’s former ruling party.

The Ethiopian government said it was “safely returning” refugees to camps where there would be access to “service delivery systems” in order to process their cases. In recent days, according to a refugee based in Adi Harush camp, south of Hitsats, Eritrean soldiers accompanied by Ethiopian Meron Estefanos, director of the Eritrean Initiative on Refugee Rights, notes that not all allegations involving Eritreans are plausible. She told the Guardian that while some refugees and prominent opposition figures living in Ethiopia had certainly been forcibly returned to Eritrea , estimates of

"One day, the soldiers stopped the bus, ordered me to go down, to teach me and they beat me, explaintgirmay, driver on the line. They said the road was cut now. Since I'm not going there, because I'm too scared. On the road we are asking colleagues where the soldiers are. If they are too close, we rebroken path.

The fear of the inhabitants

because of the dam, the users continue on foot by avoiding the soldiers at all costs. John will attempt to join Semera, 40 km away: "My family lives there. She told me that the military violated and looted, so we bypass soldiers on foot, by paths they do not know. It takes a day. These Eritreans are right there to destroy us.

in Melvey, the influence of the dam is palpable. Fear in belly, people as Yahannes constantly monitor the behavior of Eritreans. "When they arrive we run away. They come back to the houses and fly everything. Before there was a lot of activity here. But everything stopped because of the dam. People flee to the IDP camps and we get the day after day. Only the departure of these soldiers will allow us to survive.

Several times, Addis Ababa promised that Eritreans were about to go home. But seven months after the beginning of the conflict, they are always there.

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© provided by the point L are dissenting authorities of the region of the Tiger, Ethiopia, ensured that their struggle would "intensify" until That all the "enemies" leave the region, suggesting that the fighting would continue despite a cease-fire decreed by the Ethiopian government. This ceasefire was announced Monday night after entering the Regional Capital Mekele of loyal forces to these former authorities, from the People's Liberation Front of the Tiger (TPLF).

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