(ANSA-AFP) - ADDIS ABABA, 01 DEC - Ethiopia today declared that the forces of the federal government have regained control of the site of Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site conquered by the Tigray rebels last August in the war that pits the two sides from over a year. The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, left for the front last week with the aim of leading soldiers to the front line after the rebels had declared the conquest of large parts of the country on their advance towards the capital, Addis Ababa.
Forces loyal to Abiy announced today that they have "captured the historic city of Lalibela", in the Amhara region and famous for its 12th-century rock-cut monolithic churches, as well as regaining control of its international airport.
The statement adds that the forces in favor of the government are "marching in the city of Sekota", also in the same region bordering Tigrè, in the north of Ethiopia, while there is fighting up to DebreSina, a city located less than 200 kilometers from Addis. Ababa.