Ethiopian government forces began an artillery assault on the capital of the rebel-run region of Tigray, raising fears of a protracted humanitarian crisis
Government forces began an artillery assault on the capital of the rebel-run region, confirming the failure of last-minute diplomacy and raising fears of a protracted humanitarian crisis in the strategic Horn of Africa.
Ethiopian government forces began an artillery assault onthe capital of the rebel-run region of Tigray, confirming the failure of last-minute diplomacy from the African Union and raising fears of a protracted humanitarian crisis in the strategic Horn of Africa.
Shelling began around midday Saturday in the center of Mekelle, Western diplomats and aid workers said. By early evening, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that Ethiopian government forces had entered the normally peaceful city of a half-million people close to the border with Eritrea and were “fully in control.” That claim couldn’t be independently verified.
“We achieved this without injuring civilians and causing damage on infrastructures and historical sites and heritage,” Mr. Ahmed said.Ethiopia’s government had given the leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the ruling party in the region, a 72-hour ultimatum to surrender and warned city residents there would be “no mercy” if the rebels tried to cling to power. headtopics.com
Government forces backed by heavy artillery had massed on the edge of Mekelle afterwith the regional government of Tigray, which wants a bigger voice in national rule. Read more: The Wall Street Journal »
There are so much violent in the country where communistparty is existed. Review your sources. The law enforcement operation in Tigray has completed without any civilian casualties and the Ethiopian military has taken the control of the region capital, Mekele. TPLF junta has been destroyed and dismantled forever.
100% of Mekele is now under ethiopian armed forces control with minimal fighting. Too late. Please update yourself. Now... What a breaking news! 😆 the war is over now and Ethiopia defence is captured the capital city of Tigray. Ha ha ayiii hello!! Wake up western countries. Wake up WSJ! Now , we call that a news? Update yourself before copy paste expired news!
The operation is completed. You are to little too late. Please update yourself Its over! Are not most wars a humanitarian crisis?