An ongoing conflict has been reported in the Tigray-bordering Amhara region of northern Ethiopia after a five-month humanitarian truce was broken last week.
After moving southward along the border on Saturday, Tigrayan soldiers captured the Amhara town of Kobo. The army had already said that it was leaving the town to reduce the possibility of a large number of casualties.
Fighting has persisted in the neighboring mountain ranges, according to residents of nearby towns and villages who spoke with newsmen, and the situation is very tense. The two largest Amhara cities nearby, Woldia and Dessie, have also implemented partial nighttime curfews.
Regional governments in Ethiopia, particularly Oromia and the Somali region in the east, have shown support for the army and the Amhara and Afar areas, which are the sites of the recent resumption of fighting. Several regions deployed troops to the frontlines during the war’s peak the previous year.
Social media is awash with claims that conflict may resume along the Tigrayan border with neighboring Eritrea.
Getachew Reda, a senior Tigrayan official, asserted that soldiers from the Ethiopian army’s eastern command crossed frontiers to collaborate with Eritrean comrades.
Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister, hasn’t spoken out in public since the violence restarted, but he just went on a business trip to Algeria.
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