Fighting between Ethiopian government troops and the region’s former ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), has killed thousands of people and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes in the mountainous region of about 5 million.
Rights group Amnesty International said scores and possibly hundreds of civilians were stabbed and hacked to death in the region on Nov.9, citing witnesses. It said it had not been able to independently confirm who was responsible,
In the late hours of Nov. 13, 2020, “a rocket was fired towards Bahir Dar and Gondar cities. As a result, the airport areas have sustained damages," a government statement said.
The escalating conflict that entered the 13th day has killed hundreds on both sides, and threatens to destabilise other parts of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.
Abiy ordered the military to deploy to the Tigray region after a major escalation of a row between the premier and the once-powerful region.
Federal troops have captured the regional capital Mekelle from the former local ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), and declared an end to their offensive.
US National Security Adviser expressed his thanks for the efforts made by the UAE to establish a ceasefire and to promote a political solution to the conflict in the Ethiopian Tigray region. They also discussed ways of providing aid to the people in the Tigray.