Ethiopia Govt Questions Talk of Tigray Guerrilla War

The government in Addis Ababa has questioned the ability of the rebel administration to mount a guerrilla war, their claims of a lack of civilian casualties were contradicted by humanitarian organisations, with some warning about hospitals in Mekelle struggling to cope with the wounded.
Meanwhile, today a UN security team was reportedly shot at as they tried to enter the Shimelba refugee camp in Tigray - days after organisations reached an agreement with authorities to gain access to refugees.
Abiy launched the operation against the TPLF, which had previously dominated the federal government, after accusations that the regional Tigrayan authorities masterminded an attack against Ethiopian federal troops.

The Tigray People Liberation Front won September's controversial regional elections with 98.5% of the vote. (file image).


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