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Ethiopia PM claims army success against TPLF

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lapoza
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Ethiopia PM claims army success against TPLF

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the army has succeeded in containing a rebel attack in the northern Tigray region after it was deployed to quell an uprising by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) that sparked fears of a civil war.

The government also placed the Tigray region, which borders Eritrea, under a six-month state of emergency following what it said was an attack by the region’s governing party, the TPLF, on an army base. BREAKINGTrump campaign says will seek recount in the state

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Tigray: Ethiopia PM claims army success against TPLF
Abiy Ahmed says rebel attack contained in the region with ‘more operations in the coming days’.


4 Nov 2020
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the army has succeeded in containing a rebel attack in the northern Tigray region after it was deployed to quell an uprising by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) that sparked fears of a civil war.

The government also placed the Tigray region, which borders Eritrea, under a six-month state of emergency following what it said was an attack by the region’s governing party, the TPLF, on an army base.

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“The army not only repulsed the attacks but has managed to control important and key locations,” the Nobel-laureate leader said in an address to the nation broadcast by state media on Wednesday evening.

He did not mention any casualties or whether fighting was continuing but added that the government would “conduct more operations in the coming days”.

The army released a statement saying it had inflicted “massive” damage on TPLF forces.

The latest challenge
The TPLF attack poses the latest challenge to Abiy from the party which held local elections in defiance of the federal government in September.

“TPLF has chosen to wage war,” he said. “The last red line has been crossed with this morning’s attacks and the federal government is, therefore, forced into a military confrontation.”

Regional broadcaster Tigray TV reported that the Ethiopian army’s northern command, which had a headquarters in the attacked base, had defected to the Tigray rebels, a claim the prime minister’s office denied.

The TPLF had long dominated Ethiopian politics. But since taking office in 2018, Abiy has been at odds with the elites in the region, many of whom he has purged from government and state institutions.


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