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International Business Times: Tigray Leader Vows To Fight On After Abiy Declares Victory

Tigray Leader Vows To Fight On After Abiy Declares Victory

By Robbie COREY-BOULET on December 01 2020 7:01 AM
The leader of the ruling party in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region said Monday his forces were continuing to battle the national army, two days after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared the country’s internal conflict “completed”.

Debretsion Gebremichael told AFP by phone he was determined to remain in Tigray and fight “as long as these invaders are on our land,” raising the spectre of extended hostilities.

Abiy, winner of last year’s Nobel Peace Prize, this month ordered military operations against Debretsion and other leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in response to what he said were TPLF-organised attacks on Ethiopian federal army camps.

Thousands have died so far and tens of thousands have fled into neighbouring Sudan.

More than three weeks of fighting between federal forces and northern Tigrayan units has left thousands deadMore than three weeks of fighting between federal forces and northern Tigrayan units has left thousands dead  AFP / EDUARDO SOTERAS

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