Ethiopia’s Abiy says Tigray fighting ‘completed’ as army claims regional capital

MEKELLE: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that military activities in the nation’s northern Tigray locale were “finished” after the military guaranteed control of the territorial capital, pronouncing triumph in a three-week-old clash that has left thousands dead. 

“I am satisfied to share that we have finished and stopped the military activities in the #Tigray area,” Abiy said in a Twitter post Saturday night. 

Abiy, a year ago’s Nobel Peace Prize champ, declared on November 4 he had requested military tasks against heads of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front , the provincial decision party that overwhelmed Ethiopian legislative issues for almost thirty years before he came to control in 2018. 

Subsequent to making sure about control of western Tigray and giving TPLF pioneers a 72-hour final offer to give up, Abiy reported on Thursday he had requested a “last hostile” against favorable to TPLF powers in the provincial capital, Mekele, a city of a large portion of 1,000,000. 

In any case, on Saturday night Gen Berhanu Jula, the military boss, said in an explanation that his powers “totally controlled” Mekele. 

Tigray held its own decisions the next month and marked Abiy an ill-conceived ruler. 

The military activities that started on November 4 were, in Abiy’s telling, set off by assaults by favorable to TPLF powers on two government armed force camps in Tigray – one in Mekele and another in the town of Dansha. 

In spite of Abiy’s victorious assertion, it was not quickly clear battling in Tigray would end immediately. 

Tigray has extensive military resources, and at the start of the contention, investigators assessed the TPLF could assemble nearly 200,000 soldiers.