Ethiopia airstrikes target Tigray rebels as aerial campaign continues

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Ethiopia has carried 2 airstrikes successful Tigray arsenic the authorities intensifies a astir week-old run of aerial bombardment against the rebellious forces who power astir of the region.

One onslaught deed the occidental country of Mai Tsebri connected Sunday, targeting a grooming tract of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), authorities spokesperson Legesse Tulu said. The different deed a subject manufacturing installation controlled by the TPLF successful the bluish municipality of Adwa, the authorities said successful a statement.

“I tin corroborate determination was a palmy airstrike successful Mai Tsebri targeting grooming tract of amerciable recruits of the TPLF and a depot of dense artillery,” Legesse said.

It was not instantly imaginable to verify the assertion arsenic communications are down passim astir of war-hit Tigray.

The TPLF spokesperson Getachew Reda told Reuters helium had verified with colleagues that an airstrike deed adjacent a section infirmary successful Mai Tsebri. Getachew said determination were nary casualties to his cognition and helium said helium had nary accusation astir the onslaught connected Adwa.

“The authorities makes it dependable arsenic though each of the Tigray portion is simply a grooming centre. It doesn’t marque immoderate sense, we don’t person each these grooming centres.”

“Today successful Adwa, a centre that the violent radical TPLF was utilizing to manufacture subject instrumentality was destroyed by an airstrike,” thegovernment communications work said successful a connection posted connected Facebook.

Ethiopian national forces and forces loyal to the TPLF person been warring for astir a twelvemonth successful a struggle that has killed thousands of radical and displaced much than 2 million.

The Mai Aini and Adi Harush exile camps, which big thousands of Eritrean refugees, are some successful the vicinity of Mai Tsebri. Legesse said the camps were not affected by the strike.

Representatives from Ethiopia’s Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs and the United Nations precocious commissioner for refugees did not respond instantly to requests for comment.