Ethiopian government’s announcement to attack Tigre, instructing the public not to leave their homes

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Kathmandu, 11 December. The Ethiopian government has announced an attack on Tigre. Prime Minister Abi Ahmed said the rebels would attack Mekeli, the capital of the conflict-torn region of Tigre, and instructed residents to stay indoors.

Ahmed, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, said the army would not harm civilians. According to the BBC, the rebels in Tigre were attacked after they failed to surrender even after the deadline to surrender.

Hundreds of civilians have been killed in Tigre in recent days as TPLF rebel groups continue their violent activities. Thousands have been forced to flee their homes. At present, all communication facilities in Tigre are closed. The capital of Tigre, Mikeli, has a population of 500,000. The government says final preparations are being made for the attack.

Debrecen Gabri Michael, a powerful religious party, said the TPLF was ready to die to defend its territory. It is estimated that there are 250,000 TPLF fighters here. Clashes between the Tigris province and the central government have been blamed for the conflict.


Before Abi Ahmed became president in 2018, the now-rebellious TPLF dominated the military and politics for a decade. Regional elections were held in Tigre in September of this year amid the Corona outbreak. The president called the election illegal. 

The controversy erupted on November 4 after the central government accused the TPLF of attacking a military base and looting weapons. The TPLF said the attack was a lie. Agency



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