Fresh Ethiopian air force strikes hit Tigray region

One of the strikes hit a army command put up and coaching heart belonging to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) — the area’s ruling celebration — within the metropolis of Mai Tsebri, in response to Legese.

A second strike focused the city of Adwa the place Legese alleged the TPLF have been manufacturing army tools and faux 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 yr. Thousands of civilians have since been killed, whereas greater than 2 million have been displaced.

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

“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 doable to achieve the TPLF, humanitarian sources or witnesses on the bottom for remark.

Mekelle struck, residents flee Amhara as Ethiopia battle intensifies
The Ethiopian air pressure has carried out seven air strikes in Tigray up to now week, and the United Nations stated three children had been killed in an airstrike Monday.
The authorities — which faces accusations of war crimes — lately stepped up airstrikes within the Tigray capital of Mekelle after combating escalated within the neighboring area of Amhara the place the TPLF has seized territory.
The TPLF dominated Ethiopian politics for many years as essentially the most highly effective group in a multi-ethnic coalition, however the celebration 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 yr. But forces allied to the TPLF launched a counter-attack this yr, recapturing Mekelle and practically all of Tigray, and seizing swathes of Amhara.

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