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The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the Tigray, declared that it targeted two facilities in the state of Amhara and warned of further attacks.
Tensions between the Ethiopian government and the FNPL escalated to military confrontations last month.
Hundreds of people have died and massacres of civilians have been reported this week.
Amnesty International, a human rights group, said it had confirmed that September 9th was the ninth anniversary of the death penalty. In November, dozens, probably hundreds of people were stabbed or chopped to death in the city of Mei-Kadra (Mei-Kadera).
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accused forces loyal to the leaders of the Tiger Company of committing massacres, while the SLPP denied any involvement.
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M. Abiy ordered a military operation against CAFF earlier this month, after accusing them of attacking a military camp where federal troops were present, he says CAFF denied this claim Since then, there have been a number of collisions and air strikes in the region.
According to the UN, the fighting has forced at least 17,000 civilians to cross the border with Sudan.
It is difficult to obtain independently verified information about the situation in Tigray because the telephone lines and internet services are not working.
Kalkidan Yibeltal, correspondent of Addis Ababa, said that the conflict escalated and the situation worsened.
In addition to the murders, we have also seen an increase in the number of refugees in neighbouring Sudan and in the number of IDPs. Humanitarian organisations are unable to provide assistance because of the fighting and the interruption of transport. So we see more and more terrible reports about the human cost of this conflict.
What do we know about a missile strike?
The Ethiopian government emergency task force said the rockets were fired last Friday in the cities of Bahir Dar and Gondar in the state of Amhara.
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The inscription on the photo of the conflict forced thousands of civilians to cross the border with Sudan.
The official told Reuters that one rocket hit and partially damaged Gondar airport, while the second shot landed near Bahir Dar airport at the same time.
The details of the victims were not immediately clear. Both airports are used by military and civil aircraft.
Amhara’s forces fought with their federal counterparts against Tigrayan militants.
The RLF said the rocket attacks were a retaliation for the recent air raids by Mr. Abiya’s forces.
As long as the attacks against the people of Tigray continue, they will increase, said spokesman Getachew Reda on Facebook.
A spokesman warned Tigray on television for further strikes. He said that Asmara in Eritrea could also be the target of attacks, raising fears that the fighting could spread to a neighbouring country.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister predicted a rapid military victory in Tigray, but he may have underestimated his enemy, said Africa Regional Editor Will Ross.
According to him, Tigran’s troops are experienced and familiar with the mountainous terrain. It is feared that the prolonged regional conflict will have terrible consequences for the civilian population in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.
Have there been massacres in Tigray?
According to the amnesty, dozens of people were killed and injured by knife and machete attacks in May-Kadr.
She said she has seen and digitally watched horrible photographs and videos of bodies scattered around the city or carried away on stretchers.
Amnesty said the victims appeared to be workers not involved in the conflict. We’re not sure where they came from.
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Some witnesses testified that the attacks were carried out by troops loyal to the F-FLPP after being defeated by federal troops in an area called Lughdi.
Tigray boss Debrezion Gebreimichael told the AFP news agency that the accusations were unfounded.
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said it would send a team to investigate.
How is life in Tigray?
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Communication is currently difficult because the Internet and mobile communications are not connected.
There are already reports of shortages of flour and fuel – and worse, water that has already been rationed.
In Mekella, which has between 400,000 and 500,000 inhabitants, the houses received mains water once a week, but the water supply was cut off.
Families used to buy water from sellers, but without a telephone they couldn’t call to place an order.
On Thursday it was reported that an air raid has damaged the dam producing electricity, causing a power outage in the area.
I am concerned for the safety of my family, especially my 11-year-old brother who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
I’m really worried he’s not getting his meds.
Because he can’t talk, I’ve seen him on video calls, but now it’s impossible.
Why are the Ethiopian government and the FRG fighting?
The tension has been increasing for some time, as relations between FTL and the federal government deteriorate.
The FWPSL dominated Ethiopia’s military and political life for decades before Mr Abii took office in 2018 and initiated major reforms.
Last year, Mr Abiy dissolved the governing coalition of several ethnically linked regional parties and merged it into a single national party, which the FLPPL did not wish to join.
The enemy got even stronger in September when Tigray held regional elections and challenged the national ban on all elections because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Abia then called the vote illegal.
The Tigray government sees Mr Abiya’s reforms as an attempt to transfer more power to the central government and to weaken regional states.
She is also outraged at what she calls the Prime Minister’s inappropriate friendship with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki.
Abiy was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 for his efforts to bring peace to Eritrea’s long-standing enemy.
The Prime Minister believes that the NPF officials are undermining his authority.
Mr. Abiy ordered a military operation against the FRSM after he declared that their fighters had crossed the last red line. He accused her of being a murderer… On November 11th he declared that he had attacked a military camp where federal troops were present and described the action as treason. The TPLF denies the attack on the camp.