The last few months of ceasefire, had led to hopes of a possible peace deal in Tigray. That all changed on Wednesday, with an attack on the little town of Kobo. Then the central government foces launched an air strike on Friday in the regions capital, Mekelle.
ADDIS ABABA AUGUST 28: Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray has been in conflict for nearly two years now. But the last few months of ceasefire, had led to hopes of a possible peace deal between the government and rebels.
That all changed on Wednesday, with an attack in the town of Kobo that the government blamed on TPLF – the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.
Then government foces launched an air strike on Friday in Tigray’s regional capital, Mekelle.
The Tigray War is an ongoing civil war that began on 3 November 2020 in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. The local Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) are fighting the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), the Ethiopian Federal Police, regional police, and gendarmerie forces of the neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions with the involvement of the Eritrean Defence Forces (EDF).
All sides, particularly the ENDF, EDF, and TDF have committed war crimes during the conflict. On 24 March 2022, the Ethiopian government declared an indefinite humanitarian truce, in order to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid into the region. A truce that has now definitely been broken.
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