, Dec 5 () –
The Ethiopian Government has announced the recovery of several areas that until now were in the hands of the rebel group of the Tigray Popular Liberation Front (TPLF), within the framework of the bloody conflict that has faced them since November last year.
According to a statement from the Government Communication Service collected by the public channel Fana, “the joint forces led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have liberated several cities from the TPLF terrorists”, many of them along the highway that connects the capital of Tigray, Mekelle (in northern Ethiopia and the epicenter of the conflict) with the country’s capital, Addis Ababa.
These are the towns of Qewzba, Chila and its surroundings on the Gashena front and the cities of Ajbar, Tanta, Doba on the Woreilu front. The liberation of the towns of Majete, Chiretin, Kemise, Rike, Woledin, Albuko and a large part of Kalu has also been announced.
“Most of the terrorists (TPLF) have been eliminated while others have surrendered,” said the Minister of State for the Government Communications Service, Selamawit Kassa, who deplored the “disinformation” campaign carried out by the media. Westerners.
“Although the Government has authorized air and land transport for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Tigray, the western media have said nothing about it, rather they report the opposite,” in statements collected by the same media.
On Wednesday, the Ethiopian Federal Army, supported by the Amhara Special Forces, regained control of the historic UNESCO-listed city of Lalibela. Joint forces led by the prime minister also liberated the international airport in this town.
On November 4, 2020, Abiy ordered a military offensive in retaliation for the attack on the Army base in Mekelle after months of tension between the TPLF and the central government over the postponement of the parliamentary elections, which were held in June.