Tigray rebel leader Debretsion Gebremichael new video footage

An unconfirmed new video footage of the former president of the Tigray region and the chairman of the Tigray’s  People’s  Liberation Front , Debrebtsion Gebremichael is circulating on social media. 

He took a walk with the help of a cane accompanied by dozens of his guerrillas. The video is believed to indicate that this is a force in the wilderness of Tigray. The 44-second video shows Debretsion with a burnt face, exhausted and significantly weight loss. 

However, it is not clear whether the video is the recent one or not. Ethiopian government officials have not yet commented about it. 

The video was posted on social media days after General Bacha Debele released an update on the situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. 

On Friday, General Lecha Baha stated that the Ethiopian Armed Forces had thwarted the attempts of the remaining leaders of the TPLF to escape to Sudan through Metema.He also said that during the operation, the guerrillas that helped the leaders were defeated.

The government admitted that the military helicopter was shot down, but due to technical problems, it was not shot down as claimed by rebel supporters. The claim has not been confirmed by independent sources.