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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at his office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at his office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov. 30, 2020 (AP photo by Mulugeta Ayene).

Abiy’s Victory Claims Ring Hollow as Fighting Continues in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared victory last weekend in the government’s month-long military operation in the northern Tigray region, after federal troops captured Mekelle, the Tigrayan capital. Despite Abiy’s proclamation, aid workers have confirmed fighting around Mekelle is ongoing, with heavily armed Tigrayan forces appearing to have dug into the surrounding mountains. Experts are now warning the conflict could transform into a drawn-out guerrilla war. ...

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