Ethiopian army threatened not to show mercy
Addis Ababa: The Ethiopian army has threatened to attack the capital of the disputed Tigris region, Mikael, and all local government seats on Sunday, warning citizens to flee if they can.
“The next decisive battle is to surround Michael with tanks,” Army spokesman Dagen Sisige told state broadcasters on Sunday, threatening a siege of the city. He added a warning to McLean’s 1.5 million residents: “Save yourself. You have been instructed to separate yourself from this junta, after which there will be no mercy.”
Last year’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abi Ahmed launched a military campaign against the Tigris People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in November, alleging that its forces had infiltrated two federal states Military camps have been attacked and the party has discredited its government. And trying to destabilize it.
A contact in the region makes it difficult to confirm claims from both sides in the conflict, but there are reports that hundreds have been killed and tens of thousands have fled fighting in neighboring Sudan.
Abe’s government has claimed control of various towns in recent days, including the ancient cities of Aksam and Adiga Homs, 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Mikel.
On Sunday, an Ethiopian state of emergency fact check, a government agency, said, “Defense forces have taken control of the town of Adga Hames, on the way from Adigrat to Mikel.” “The Defense Forces are currently marching on the ultimate goal of the campaign, the city of Michael.”
The TPLF claimed on Saturday that civilians had been killed during a “heavy bombardment” of the town by the Ethiopian Defense Forces (EDF). The government insists it does not target civilians.
The TPLF overthrew the head of Ethiopia’s military dictatorship, Mangisto Helimaram, in 1991 and dominated the country’s politics until Abe became prime minister. TPLF leaders have complained that they have been sidelined by Abi and have accused the country of troubles. As a result of bitter feuds with the central government, the TPLF was forced to hold elections this year in opposition to the national adjournment due to the corona virus epidemic.