Ethiopia launches crackdown on TPLF fighters

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed

This frame grab from a video obtained from the Ethiopian Public Broadcaster (EBC) on November 4, 2020, shows Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordering a military response to a deadly attack by the ruling party of Tigray.

Photo credit: Ethiopian Public Broadcaster | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the “large scale law enforcement” operation will target “criminal” fighters allied to the TPLF. 
  • The Ethiopian Parliament had endorsed the six-month state of emergency on Tigray, forming a task force led by the military chief to determine adequate measures to be undertaken. 

The Ethiopian government Friday launched a massive crackdown on fighters of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, aiming to disarm local militia said to have attacked federal forces on Wednesday.

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