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Tigray Rebels Refuse To Surrender Despite Advances By Federal Government Forces (Map Update)

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Tigray Rebels Refuse To Surrender Despite Advances By Federal Government Forces (Map Update)

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On November 18, the leadership of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) refused to surrender to the advancing forces of the Federal Government. Instead, the TPLF claimed that it is winning the civil war, which recently started in Ethiopia.

TTPLF claim that it was defeating “the enemy” and its citizens “will never kneel” followed airstrikes on its regional capital, Mekelle, and amid the advance of government troops towards the city.

“Tigray is now a hell to its enemies,” the TPLF claimed.

In turn, the chief of government forcesc, Berhanu Jula, said that Ethiopia’s military was “winning on all fronts” and TPLF fighters were “in a state of desperation”.

“The TPLF’s plan to drag Ethiopia into civil war and tear it apart has failed. It is currently in a desperate mode as it is surrounded,” Berhanu said.

Meanwhile, on the frontline:

  • As of November 18, the Ethiopian Government forces are reportedly conducting an advance in the Mekelle area, according to Abiy Ahmed Ethiopia’s Prime Minister;
  • On November 18, clashes between government troops and TPLF forces continued near Korem town;
  • On November 16, the Ethiopian Government forces captured Alamata town.

A detailed analysis of what’s going on in Ethiopia and the background of the conflict can be found HERE.

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