Guerrillas of his People’s Liberation Front Tigre (TPLF) today announced that a drone strike in conflict-torn northern Ethiopia had killed dozens of people in a refugee camp. TPLF spokesman Getachiu Renta wrote on Twitter that the camp had been attacked in the small town of Tendebid in northwest Tigray. It has so far claimed the lives of 56 innocent civilians.
Renta’s allegations have not been confirmed by an independent source, and Ethiopian government officials have not responded to AFP’s comments. Access to Tigray is limited and telecommunications are scarce. However, an official at the Central Hospital in McClellan, the capital of Tigris, said 55 people had died and 126 had been injured in the hospital in Zaire, where the victims were taken. Getatsiu did not specify when the attack took place.
War in Ethiopia It exploded in November 2020 after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmadinejad sent troops to oust local TPLF officials accused of attacking military bases.
Abby announced a military victory three weeks after the capture of the regional capital, Mecca. But in June the TPLF recaptured much of Tigray and continued its offensive in the neighboring provinces of Amhara and Afar, occupying cities of strategic importance. However, in December, the Federal Army repulsed the rebels, who were again captured in Dikray.
Clashes have escalated since the TPLF withdrew from those provinces, although rebels have accused Tigray of continuing to carry out drone strikes.
The United Nations said this week that three Eritrean refugees, including two children, were killed in an airstrike on Wednesday on a refugee camp in My Ein Hill, Tigre.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grady said in the aftermath of the attack that refugees should “never be targeted”.
“As UNHCR continues to collect and confirm the details of these events, I reiterate my call to all parties to the conflict to respect the rights of all citizens, including refugees.”
The UN says Tigray has been placed under a practical ban to prevent six million people in the province from accessing basic necessities. The complaint states. According to the same source, 400,000 people have been affected by conditions close to famine.
Amnesty for members of the opposition
Meanwhile, several opposition members in Ethiopia, including members of Tigray’s party, were released today following an unexpected amnesty announced by the government on Friday.
The amnesty comes on the heels of a call for “national reconciliation” by Abi during the Christmas celebrations of Orthodox Christians based on the old calendar.
The government stated that the purpose of the amnesty was to pave the way for a lasting solution to Ethiopia’s problems.
Citing the names of several opposition leaders and key members of the TPLF, the report added that “the key to lasting unity is dialogue.”
Amnesty is welcome UN And the African Union.
Among those granted amnesty were leaders of Ethiopia’s largest Oromo tribe and the Amhara tribe.
The number of released prisoners has not yet been announced. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
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