Tigray forces say 1,000 Ethiopian soldiers freed from captivity

Wounded captive Ethiopian soldiers

Wounded captive Ethiopian soldiers arrive on a truck at the Mekelle Rehabilitation Center in Mekelle, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, on July 2, 2021. 

Photo credit: Yauyoshi Chiba | AFP

Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) forces, who are in control of Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, said Saturday that they had freed 1,000 government soldiers who had been held captive for weeks.

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