The Federal Government of Ethiopia has said it is on the final phase of what it refers to as Law Enforcement in the Tigray region, the home of Tigray People’s Liberation (TPLF) which is currently at two weeks old war with the federal government of Abiy Ahmed.
The government said that it has encircled the capital of Tigray, Mekelle but Debretsion Gebremichael, the leader of the TPLF denied the allegations saying the government forces will not even move an inch from where they are stationed.
Ethiopia is assuring its citizens of bring the war to an end in the shortest time possible but expert sees it as a long term conflict, arguing that TPLF is well equipped and will use the terrain on their land to make the war last long. It is also said that they fought for so many years in that mountainous region.
Last week, a team of AU envoys was sent to Addis Ababa by President Ramaphosa of South Africa to mediate over the conflict but the Prime Minister Dr. Abiy rejected the offer, saying he is not going to negotiate with the rogue region.
Thousands of civilians have been displaced and currently seeking humanitarian help in the neighboring country Sudan.