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Ethiopia: the army surrounds the capital of Tigray

2020-11-27T22:42:45.648Z

The Prime Minister on Thursday ordered the "final" offensive against Mékélé, a city of 500,000 inhabitants.Has the hour of denouement struck in Mékélé? On Thursday, the Ethiopian Prime Minister announced the expiration of the ultimatum issued to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (FLPT). The rebel movement, in power in this mountainous region where a large-scale military operation began on November 4, refuses to surrender. Its leader, Debretsion Gebremichael, swears that his people are "ready to die"



Has the hour of denouement struck in Mékélé?

On Thursday, the Ethiopian Prime Minister announced the expiration of the ultimatum issued to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (FLPT).

The rebel movement, in power in this mountainous region where a large-scale military operation began on November 4, refuses to surrender.

Its leader, Debretsion Gebremichael, swears that his people are

"ready to die"

.

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"The last peaceful exit door for the FLPT junta has just been closed,"

said Abiy Ahmed, the head of government, who ordered the launch of the

"final"

offensive

.

"Everything will be done to avoid targeting historical remains, places of worship, public institutions and homes"

, he tried to reassure, faced with the palpable concern of the international community.

On Sunday, the spokesman for the federal army announced that this final phase of the operation would consist of

"surrounding Mékélé with tanks"

, inviting the population to leave the city for

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Source: lefigaro

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