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Fresh Ethiopian air drive strikes hit Tigray area

One of the strikes hit a army command submit and coaching heart belonging to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) — the area’s ruling get together — within the metropolis of Mai Tsebri, in accordance with Legese.

A second strike focused the city of Adwa the place Legese alleged the TPLF have been manufacturing army tools and pretend Ethiopian National Defense Forces uniforms.

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The strikes are a part of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed main offensive towards the TPLF, which started final 12 months. Thousands of civilians have since been killed, whereas greater than 2 million have been displaced.

TPLF denied that the Ethiopian air drive had hit army targets in Tigray on Sunday, and as an alternative mentioned the strikes focused a hospital and a textile manufacturing unit.

“Abiy Ahmed’s Air Force did target a local hospital in May Tsebri,” the spokesman for the TPLF Getachew Reda tweeted Sunday.

“Ironically, they also targeted what little is left of Almeda Textike in Adwa,” he wrote. “The textile factory had been totally destroyed by Ethio-Eritrean forces months ago.”

Getachew additional contradicted Legese, saying “no military targets” have been hit.

Communications are down throughout Tigray and it was not instantly potential to succeed in the TPLF, humanitarian sources or witnesses on the bottom for remark.

Mekelle struck, residents flee Amhara as Ethiopia battle intensifies
The Ethiopian air drive has carried out seven air strikes in Tigray up to now week, and the United Nations mentioned three youngsters had been killed in an airstrike Monday.
The authorities — which faces accusations of struggle crimes — just lately stepped up airstrikes within the Tigray capital of Mekelle after preventing escalated within the neighboring area of Amhara the place the TPLF has seized territory.
The TPLF dominated Ethiopian politics for many years as probably the most highly effective group in a multi-ethnic coalition, however the get together has clashed with Abiy’s authorities after he got here to energy in 2018.

Abiy despatched central authorities troops who drove the TPLF out of Mekelle late final 12 months. But forces allied to the TPLF launched a counter-attack this 12 months, recapturing Mekelle and almost all of Tigray, and seizing swathes of Amhara.

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