Ethiopian army captures large city from Tigray forces: sources

2022-10-18 20:00:48 Written by  Martin Plaut Published in English Articles Read 223 times

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Source: Reuters

Woman walks past the rubble of a building damaged by fighting in the town of Shire, Tigray regionA woman walks past the rubble of a building damaged by fighting in the town of Shire, Tigray region, Ethiopia, March 17, 2021. Picture taken March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

NAIROBI, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Ethiopian government forces and their allies on Monday captured Shire, one of the biggest cities in the northern region of Tigray, from regional forces, two diplomatic and humanitarian sources said.

The federal government and allied forces, which include neighbouring Eritrea’s military, have been fighting Tigray forces on and off since late 2020.

The conflict has killed thousands of civilians, uprooted millions and left hundreds of thousands now facing possible famine.

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