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TPLF Admits Sparking Tigray Conflict in Ethiopia

TPLF admits on television that it preemptively and deliberately attacked Ethiopia federal troops to ignite Tigray conflict
TPLF admits on television that it preemptively attacked Ethiopia federal troops and deliberately plunged Tigray into the ongoing awful war.

BY TEODROSE FIKREMARIAM | THE GHION JOURNAL

Earlier this week, I noted that we should all be very careful about assigning guilt given the fog of war and disinformation that abounds in Ethiopia. However, in a shocking development, Sekuture Getachew, a high-level TPLF official, admitted on Dimsti Weyane TV show that the TPLF conducted a “preemptive strike” against the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, Northern Command. Continue reading TPLF Admits Sparking Tigray Conflict in Ethiopia

The Myth of a Stable Ethiopia under a Minority Regime

The Ethiopian armed forces under the current minority regime seriously lucks the requisite morale, cohesion, and confidence to remain an effective fighting force, able to sustain a drawn-out war with a growing number of internal rebel movements and a formidable external threats.

By Neamin Zeleke,

A myth underlying Western relations with Ethiopia regards that country’s military as a reliable and stable partner in the Horn of Africa and has dominated U.S. and European policy for more than two decades. This narrative has of late been increasing in influence and impact as foreign allies have grown increasingly dependent on Ethiopia to help defeat the extremist Al Shabaab insurgency in Somalia. Ethiopian support for other African peacekeeping missions is needed from time to time as well. Yet, to quote a Feb. 2016 Stratfor analysis, Continue reading The Myth of a Stable Ethiopia under a Minority Regime

Eritrea Warns Ethiopia is Contemplating Full-scale War

“As we speak, Ethiopia is making preparations for a bigger military offensive and contemplating a full-scale war.” – Yemane Ghebreab

By Tom Miles | for Reuters,

Ethiopia is contemplating full-scale war against Eritrea, an Eritrean official told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday, as he defended his country against allegations of crimes against humanity.

Eritrean and Ethiopian troops clashed along their border on June 12. Each has accused the other of starting the hostilities.

Last week, Eritrea’s Foreign Ministry blamed the United States for playing a role, referring to “Washington’s instigation” of the attack by Ethiopian forces. Eritrea also said at least 200 Ethiopian troops were killed. Continue reading Eritrea Warns Ethiopia is Contemplating Full-scale War

Ethiopia Admits it Sustained Heavy Casualties

Eritrea says it successfully repulsed the attack on the Tsorona Central Front with TPLF troops sustaining heavy casualties. Ethiopian government spokesman admits its forces suffered significant casualties [by the very fire it lit].
By TesfaNews,

The Eritrean government today announces that it successfully repulsed the surprise attack launched by Ethiopian TPLF troops on the Tsorona Central Front on Sunday with TPLF forces sustaining a significant lose.

Residents on the Ethiopian side reported they have seen hundreds of wounded Ethiopian soldiers taken to nearby hospitals, signifying the devastated outcome of the Eritrean response to this latest Ethiopian adventure.

Ethiopian government spokesman, Getachew Reda, who had initially claimed no knowledge of the fighting, told AFP its troops had in fact sustained significant casualties. Continue reading Ethiopia Admits it Sustained Heavy Casualties