US News: Tiger: New Ethiopian air attack against Mekele

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Carte localisant la région du Tigré et sa capitale Mekele © Aude Genet Map Locating the Tigi Region and its Capital Mekele

The Ethiopian army launched on Wednesday an air attack against Mekele, the capital of the northern region of the Tiger, for the Second time this week, marking a new escalation of this regional conflict that has been going on for nearly a year.

Unlike Monday's strikes, the Ethiopian government quickly confirmed the information first given by humanitarian sources and a resident of Mekele.

The Raid "targeted transformed installations (by the Tigerian rebels) in the weapons and repair center for their military equipment," said SMS by SMS the leader of the Government of Leges Tulu.

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Un char endommagé sur une route au nord de Mekele, capitale de la région éthiopienne du Tigré, le 26 février 2021 © Eduardo SOTERAS A damaged tank on a road north of Mekele, capital of the Ethiopian region of Tiger, February 26, 2021

No human report was immediately available as a result of this air bombardment which has destroyed a site. Industrial, said AFP a resident of Mekele.

"It was very heavy and the plane was very close. The whole site burned, we do not know if there are victims, but the whole company is smoke", a-T- he adds.

Monday, the Ethiopian army had led two raids against positions of the People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in Mekele. According to the UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Office (OCHA), at least three children had been killed during these first strikes.

Des soldats éthiopiens à l'exercice à Dabat, au nord-est de Gondar, le 14 septembre 2021 © Amanuel Sileshi Ethiopian soldiers for the year in Dabat, northeastern Gondar, September 14, 2021

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As a first step, the government had described as "total lie" the information of humanitarian, diplomatic and medical sources showing bombing, the first on Mekele reported since the beginning of the conflict in November 2020.

A state media had then confirmed the information and affirmed that air strikes had targeted rebels targets TPLF.

For two weeks, various sources have been reporting the signs of a new offensive of the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed against Tygreens leaders who have dominated Ethiopian political life for thirty years.

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a spokesman for the TPLF, Getachew Reda, denounced the Wednesday raid, according to him, against a residential area of ​​Mekele and who "affected civilians and caused material damage".

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"The government's reaction to its losses in the current conflict is to target civilians at hundreds of kilometers from the battlefield," he added on Twitter.

The conflict in northern Ethiopia began on November 4, 2020 with the sending by Abiy Ahmed of the Ethiopian Federal Army, after months of tension, against the dissenting regional authorities from the TPLF, which exercised the power In Ethiopia until 2018.

Federal forces had quickly taken control of most of the region, including Mekele. But in June, the TPLF resumed most of the Tiger and continued its offensive in the neighboring regions of Amhara and Afar, accentuating a humanitarian crisis that strikes hundreds of thousands of people.

The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused Monday the TPLF to try to camouflage supposed attacks by civilians in neighboring regions Amhara and Afar.

The Secretary General of the UN Antonio Guterres said on Monday "deeply worried about an escalation of the conflict", by the voice of his spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, who called on all parties to avoid targeting civilians and reiterated his call to stop hostilities.

According to the UN, at least two million people have been moved by the conflict to the Tiger and in neighboring regions.

the US State Department, by the voice of its spokesman Ned Price, for his part called Monday "all parties to cease immediate hostilities (and) to enter into negotiations without conditions for a ceasefire stable".

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