Ethiopian military says former federal colonels and generals who fought on the Tigrayan side were defeated. But Tigray leader says his forces have begun guerrilla-style resistance from the mountains.
Officials in Sudan say Ethiopian forces have been seen closing border crossings and preventing people from escaping deadly conflict in Tigray, prompting unrest amongst refugees waiting on the Sudanese side.
The Tigray People’s Liberation Front has executed a series of coercive steps to provoke a conflict at the local, national and regional level to force international powers to intervene.
Deal will allow UN aid into region of 6 million that has been cut off since fighting broke out a month ago.
UN and others warn refugee camps in Tigray need help, urging for access to deliver badly needed food, medicines and other supplies to the region where fighting between federal troops and local forces has continued for nearly a month.
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to tackle the climate crisis and rejoin the global accord that the United States had been pulled from by President Trump
Tigray People's Liberation Front chief Debretsion says he is close to Mekelle city "fighting the invaders" as PM Abiy lauds federal troops for defeating TPLF in just "three weeks."
UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi has urged Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy to address reports of abduction of some of the 100,000 Eritrean refugees near Tigray border.
Debretsion Gebremichael, leader of Tigray People's Liberation Front, says his fighters have captured pilot of downed plane and retaken Axum town from federal troops. Ethiopian government hasn't commented yet.
The latest explosions came just hours after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared victory in his government’s fighting against forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which runs the northern Tigray region bordering Eritrea.
Fighting rages in several areas outside Tigrayan Mekelle city as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed once again rules out dialogue with leaders of the defiant region.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed late on Sunday gave the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) 72 hours to surrender – an ultimatum rejected by the leader of the dissident northern region, whose forces have been fighting Ethiopian troops for three weeks.
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