Ethiopia said ex-foreign minister Ambassador Seyuom Mesfin was killed on Wednesday after refusing to surrender to the military. More than 8 other TPLF leaders were killed and 15 captured, Addis Ababa confirmed on Wednesday.
The northern command leaders who break away from the ranks and files of the government forces vowed to keep pushing with the fight.
According to a report published by Reuter, “fugitive leaders of the TPLF had vowed to continue to fight from the mountains of the region in northern Ethiopia”, but the leaders could not reach for weeks.
Ethiopia captured a founding member of TPLF, Sebhat Nega, said the military last week.
Ambassador Seyuom was one of the longest-serving foreign ministers in the Ethiopia government from 1991 to 2010. He was instrumental in bringing down the fascism led government by former Ethiopia president Mengistu Hailemariam.
The battle in the northern region of Ethiopia killed thousands, according to aid agencies. Hundreds of thousands were displaced, and more than 2 million need of humanitarian assistance, said UN.
The telephone and internet connection made it difficult to have access to those in frontlines.