Ethiopia: Tigray People’s Liberation Front claims killing hundreds of government troops

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(Source: AllAfrica.com) –

Children play in Adi Harush refugee camp in Tigray (file photo).

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) claims it has killed hundreds of government soldiers, including Eritrean troops who allegedly were involved in the fighting in Ethiopia’s northern region.

TPLF, Tigray’s former governing party-turned-rebel group, said it has killed a total of 502 soldiers in a new military offence it launched last week.

Ethiopian Prime Minister and Noble Peace prize winner Abiy Ahmed sent federal troops and fighter jets to Tigray in November last year to depose the TPLF after major escalation of a long-running feud.

Later that month, after the regional capital, Mekelle, fell into the hands of federal forces, Abiy officially declared that the war on Tigray was over.

However, sources on the ground including foreign aid agencies say sporadic fighting between the Ethiopian army and troops loyal to TPLF has continued in many parts of the restive northern Tigray region.

Confirming the continued clashes, Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) spokesperson Gebre Gebretsadik said 502 government soldiers were killed and many others were wounded in the previous week alone.

“On Monday, February 8, our forces launched a military offensive against enemy troops stationed around Kola-Temben town in Juwamare locality. We have completely eliminated enemy forces,” said Gebre who appeared on Dimtsi Woyane (DW) TV a few days ago.

“In the military operation, 128 soldiers, including all their military leaders, were killed, 59 wounded and 12 surrendered”.

According to the military spokesperson, the government side had suffered both huge human casualties and material losses in fighting the next day where he alleged Eritrean troops had taken part.

“On the next day, our forces attacked enemy defence positions around Tembein town in Adi-Chilo locality and killed 358 troops.”

“At least 150 were also wounded,” he said, adding “backup forces were sent but were beaten.”

He further said various types of military hardware including five tanks, 177 rockets, 22 military vehicles, several weapons and communication facilities were either captured or destroyed.

The Nation could not independently verify the claims.

Government officials were not immediately available for comment.

According to Gebre, the two-day military operation was named after Seyoum Mesfin, former Ethiopian Foreign Minister and among TPLF founders.

Seyoum, who also served as a diplomat, was killed recently by federal forces in Tigray after he refused to surrender.

The fighting, according to some analysts, could be a long and bloody civil war with a potential to spill to the East African region.

 

3 thoughts on “Ethiopia: Tigray People’s Liberation Front claims killing hundreds of government troops

  1. Good news to hear and share it with brothers and sisters from Tigray- Tigray Hager Iya!

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    Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has called on UAE to prove jailed Princess Latifa is still alive after ‘concerning’ videos revealed her life in captivity
    He said the issue will be raised through the UN, and Britain will ‘watch closely’ , But the mass killings of Tigarus is still not getting an appropriate response from UN other than an abunadant press release.

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  2. Let TDF dEstroy all ENDF and Eritrean Army
    Good news to hear and share it with brothers and sisters from Tigray- Tigray Hager Iya! I wanna share something more . Britain demands the UAE proves ruler’s daughter Princess Latifa is still alive after smuggled videos revealed her ordeal as a prisoner Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has called on UAE to prove jailed Princess Latifa is still alive after ‘concerning’ videos revealed her life in captivity He said the issue will be raised through the UN, and Britain will ‘watch closely’ , But the mass killings of Tigarus is still not getting an appropriate response from UN other than an abunadant press release. wanna readmore https://www.esquireme.com/dubai-crown-prince-sheikh-hamdan-gets-married-private-ceremony

    https://wcoinsw.com/world-news/britain-demands-uae-proves-rulers-daughter-princess-latifa-is-alive

  3. Zena Awet

    Adhanom Gebremariam, governor of Seraye province , 1945-2021 died in the battle directing and committing genocide in Tigray.

    Zena of lobbists
    ruler of Dubai’s princess wife allegedly had a two-year affair with her married British bodyguard — and paid at least $6.4 million to try to keep it quiet, according to a report.Acc to reports he has twenty-three children, nine sons and fourteen daughters, from different wives.
    wanna read more https://nypost.com/2020/11/20/dubais-princess-haya-paid-6-4m-to-keep-affair-secret-report/

    He paid the hospital expenses of a Nigerian mother and her quadruplets stranded in the city with mounting medical bills, according to the hospital.

    How come leaders do turn blind eyes for the atrocities committed by UAE in Tigray ??????????

    People who are presumbed to have their fingers on the nuclear button(most powerful people and states their run) facilitate war crime either selling weapons(china, russia), turning blind eyes or being silent for so long time or until the time they wish to expose it accompanied by professional justifications , not taking action asap, witholding news of genocide committed by powerful states like UAE ???

    How Ethiopia paid $130,000 to polish its image in Washington – and is asking for more(https://www.foreignlobby.com/ FEBRUARY 11, 2021 )
    Ethiopia has hired a new lobbying firm for outreach to Congress and the Joe Biden administration as the country battles a diplomatic crisis with Egypt and ethnic strife at home.

    The Ethiopian Embassy in Washington signed a $35,000-per-month contract with DC-based law firm Venable on Feb. 1. The contract is for an initial three months but can be extended.
    Oh, and on a side note, I donot believe those stories told by media that former officials were not informed or unaware about the war in Tigray, particularly those who were appointed in Asmara and addis ababa US embassies. They could definitly be informed for the matters of saftey of their citizens what is going on in the city and country they live in and other reasons(ex they oversee the horn of Africa for the security reasons for decades) . You could imagine you are from a powerful country and work for saftey of your citizens and you dnot know nothing about war in the country.defintely they were in favor of Abiy and Isayas and their words and actions proved it to us. You could read an an excellent article about it in one of our media outlets.
    http://www.tigraionline.com/articles/michael-raynor-tigrai.html

    FYI, ከማኻትኩም ዝበሉ ሰብ ሙያታት ካብ ተፈላለዩ ናይ ዜና ማሕበራዊ መራኸቢታት ክተቅርቡልና አድላይ እዩ፥ንህና አብ ናጸላዕትና ዩትዩብ ስሩዕ ዓሚላት(ተኸታተልቲ)ስፗንሰራት ክንከዉን የብልናን ፥ ዮሴፍ ይጥና(claims to be ናይ አምሐራ ፋዉንዴሽን ሀላፊ ) zibehal seb weyanen megdel ytsedikal ena bela he dessiminate hate speech against Tegarus . weyane kibahal kelo kuluni kulu tegaru eyu. You could take a screen shot of videos like that and show it to the world . I dnot advise every tegarus to watch that video or other . You people of skills and expertise of technology could help us fighting against those hate speech fueling the genocide.

    The more a man speaks, the less he is understood. – Abraham Lincoln so, I should stop here . Thank you for your understanding. Let us join hands in condemning the war on Tigray. I can assure you something for sure- you will not take side with TPLF or any political body if you officially condemn the war against civilians and destruction of Churches, monasteries , mosques, and precious heritages of our world endemic to Tigray. This is amessage for those of you claim የኔ ፗለቲካ ሀይማኖቴ እና ሀገሬ ናቸው፥ stop fooling yourselves.

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