Ethiopian general vows to 'eliminate' Tigrayan opposition, reversing earlier attempts at dialogue - News Summed Up

Ethiopian general vows to 'eliminate' Tigrayan opposition, reversing earlier attempts at dialogue


Ethiopian army AMANUEL SILESHI/AFP via Getty ImagesAn Ethiopian general said his country plans to send troops into the Tigrayan regional capital of Mekelle to "eliminate" opposition forces in the rebel province, Reuters reports. There shouldn't be any confusion about this," Ethiopian Defense Forces deputy army chief Gen. Abebaw Tadesse said in an interview with state media Friday. "The people of Ethiopia shouldn't think that it is over. On Jan. 7, the Ethiopian government announced it had released several opposition leaders from prison in an attempt to open dialogue. Fighting between the Ethiopian and Eritrean governments on one side and, on the other, the Tigray Defense Forces and a patchwork of smaller rebel groups, erupted in November after Tigrayan forces attacked an Ethiopian military headquarters.


Source: Ethiopian News January 22, 2022 19:47 UTC



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