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World Tigray forces say they 'completely destroy' Ethiopia's 21st mechanised division

11:25  24 november  2020
11:25  24 november  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Fleeing Tigray war, Ethiopians cross river into Sudan

  Fleeing Tigray war, Ethiopians cross river into Sudan Fleeing Tigray war, Ethiopians cross river into SudanHAMDAYAT, Sudan (Reuters) - Ethiopians fleeing war in the northern Tigray region crossed a border river into neighbouring Sudan on Saturday, some in boats, some swimming or wading through the water.

The Tigray forces on Tuesday announced that they had " completely destroyed " the 21 st mechanised division of the Ethiopian Army. In November, an armed conflict started between Ethiopia ’ s government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) after the government

Ethiopia ' s prime minister has given forces in the northern region of Tigray 72 hours to surrender as government troops advance on the capital, Mekelle. Abiy Ahmed told Tigrayan leaders they were "at a point of no return". The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF)

ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Forces battling Ethiopia's federal government in the northern Tigray region "completely destroyed" the army's 21st mechanised division, a spokesman for the Tigray forces, Getachew Reda, said on Tuesday.

a group of people in a dirt field: Tents belonging to Ethiopian refugees fleeing from the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, are seen at the Um-Rakoba camp, on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in the Al-Qadarif state © Reuters/MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH Tents belonging to Ethiopian refugees fleeing from the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, are seen at the Um-Rakoba camp, on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in the Al-Qadarif state

A government spokesman did not return calls seeking comment. Reuters has been unable to verify statements made by either side since phone and internet connections to the Tigray region are down and access to the area is strictly controlled.

Ethiopia’s Tigray leader confirms firing missiles at Eritrea

  Ethiopia’s Tigray leader confirms firing missiles at Eritrea NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region has confirmed firing missiles at neighboring Eritrea’s capital and is threatening more, marking a huge escalation as the deadly fighting in northern Ethiopia between Tigray forces and the federal government spills across an international border. Tigray regional President Debretsion Gebremichael, in a phone interview Sunday with The Associated Press, would not say how many missiles were fired at the city of Asmara on Saturday but said it was the only city in Eritrea that was targeted.

Ethiopia ’ s air force has carried out strikes in the restive Tigray region, the country’s prime minister has said , in another escalation of a crisis that observers The prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, said the strikes in multiple locations “ completely destroyed rockets and other heavy weapons” belonging to the

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN) Rebellious forces from Ethiopia ' s Tigray region fired rockets at the airport in Eritrea's capital Asmara on Saturday The Tigrayan leader Debretsion, communicating by text message, also said that his forces have been fighting "16 divisions " of the Eritrean army "on

Since the conflict erupted on Nov. 4, hundreds of people have been killed and about 40,000 have fled into neighbouring Sudan.

On Monday, the United States called for mediation between the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).

"The United States calls for mediation in #Ethiopia and supports the efforts led by @CyrilRamaphosa and the @_AfricanUnion to end this tragic conflict now," the U.S government's National Security Council said in a post on Twitter late on Monday.

(Writing by Omar Mohammed, Editing by Kim Coghill, Robert Birsel)

Rockets target Eritrea capital after Ethiopia declares victory in Tigray .
Rockets launched from Ethiopia's northern Tigray region targeted the capital of Eritrea several hours after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared military operations in the region were over, diplomats told AFP Sunday. It remained impossible to independently verify whether the regional capital Mekele was completely under federal government control, though a military spokesman told AFP operations were proceeding "very well". The US embassyIt remained impossible to independently verify whether the regional capital Mekele was completely under federal government control, though a military spokesman told AFP operations were proceeding "very well".

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