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Apr 21 2021

Government Mi-35 Combat Helicopter Shot Down Over Tigray Region (Video)

Support SouthFront Screen grab from the Tigray Intercept video. On April 20, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) announced that it had shot down a combat helicopter of the Ethiopian Air Force (ETAF) in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray. The helicopter crashed in the vicinity of the town of Abiy Addi in the center of Tigray, where a fierce battle between the TPLF and government forces has been ongoing for more than five months now. The Tigray Intercept released a video showing the wreckage of the downed helicopter, which was identified as a Mi-35. At least 18 Mi-24\35 combat …

Apr 2 2021

Ethiopia VS CNN: Video Of Horrific Executions In Tigray Spreads Online

Support SouthFront Screen grab from the execution video that was shared by the CNN The Ethiopian government has denied committing war crimes in the northern region of Tigray, where its forces have been carrying out an operation against local fighters since November of last year.The government said that “social media posts and claims cannot be taken as evidence” in response to an investigation by the CNN and Amnesty International. The investigation, which was published on April 1, verified footage of soldiers executing a group of at least 11 unarmed men near the town of Mahibere Dego. The bodies of the …

Mar 31 2021

Egyptian President Warns Of “Unimaginable Instability” If Ethiopian Dam Begins Full Operation

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On March 30th, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi warned of “unimaginable instability” if Ethiopian dam begins full-scale operation. Egypt, along with its southern neighbour Sudan, is seeking a legally binding agreement over the operations of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Addis Ababa says is crucial to its economic development. “I’m not threatening anyone here, our dialogue is always reasonable and rational,” el-Sisi said. “I say once again no one can take a drop from Egypt’s water, and if it happens there will be inconceivable instability in the region. “Any act of …

Jan 9 2021

Ethiopia Arrested 9, Killed 4 Top Members Of Tigray Rebels

Donate Click to see the full-size image On January 7, the Ethiopian National Defense Force announced its troops had killed or captured several top officials of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The lost of the killed persons included: TPLF spokesperson Sekoture Getachew Daniel Assefa, the former head of the Tigray Finance Bureau Zeray Asgedom and Abebe Asgedom, two other core members of the TPLF The head of Defense Forces Deployment Department, General Tesfaye Ayalew, added  that nine other TPLF leaders were arrested following a joint operation conducted by the army and security forces. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Dec 27 2020

Latest Updates on Ethiopia, 26 December 2020

1- After the attack of unknown gunmen on the village of “Bekoji” in the Bolen section of the Metekel region in the state of Benishangul-Gumuz in western Ethiopia, and killing of 100 villagers, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the deployment of Ethiopian forces in the state of Benishangul-Gumuz. Five high-ranking security officials who were related to the Benishangul-Gumuz massacre have also been detained by Ethiopian authorities. 2- An Ethiopian Red Cross volunteer stated that 222 people were killed in an armed attack in the western Ethiopian state of Benishangul-Gumuz on Wednesday. 3- According to local media reports, the terrorist …

Dec 26 2020

At Least 220 Killed In Ethiopia’s Ethnic Massacre, At Least 42 Militants

Donate Click to see full-size image On December 23rd, at least 220 have reportedly been killed following an ethnic massacre in Ethiopia, a Red Cross volunteer has said. This is the same incident from previous reports that said that at least 102 had been killed back on December 23rd, in Ethiopia’s western region of Benishangul-Gumuz. Homes were torched in the massacre that took place in Bekoji in Bulen county in the Metekel zone that borders Sudan, amid rising ethnic tensions. The death toll was originally estimated to be more than 100 by the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission. But Melese …

Dec 26 2020

At Least 220 Killed In Ethiopia’s Ethnic Massacre, At Least 42 Militants

Donate Click to see full-size image On December 23rd, at least 220 have reportedly been killed following an ethnic massacre in Ethiopia, a Red Cross volunteer has said. This is the same incident from previous reports that said that at least 102 had been killed back on December 23rd, in Ethiopia’s western region of Benishangul-Gumuz. Homes were torched in the massacre that took place in Bekoji in Bulen county in the Metekel zone that borders Sudan, amid rising ethnic tensions. The death toll was originally estimated to be more than 100 by the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission. But Melese …

Dec 24 2020

At Least 102 Killed After Prime Minister’s Visit In Latest Ethiopian Ethnic Massacre

Donate Click to see full-size image On December 23rd, an ethnic massacre took place in Ethiopia’s western region of Benishangul-Gumuz, leaving at least 102 people dead. The attack occurred a day after Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, visited the region and spoke about the need to bring to justice those responsible for the recent attacks. The attacks are separate from the deadly conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region where Ethiopian forces and allied regional forces began fighting Tigray regional forces since early November. That fight is almost over, with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) all but defeated. …

Dec 22 2020

Sudan and Ethiopia border conflict

According to Sudanese sources, Sudanese army after fighting with Ethiopian army in Al Qadarif state, took control of Khor Shad and Qala Lubaan areas 7 km from Jabal Abu Tayyur area. Four Sudanese soldiers killed in action. These areas were controlled by Ethiopia proxy militants for 26 years. After Sudan’s operation to reclaim the area, a joint committee to decide the border between two countries had a session in Khartoum, capital of Sudan. Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed called Ethiopia and Sudan relationship historical and demanded a peaceful solution for the issue. FORUM

Dec 21 2020

Sudan Increases Troop Presence On Ethiopia Border, Clashes Happening Regularly

ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE On December 17th and 18th, Sudan deployed troops on its eastern border with Ethiopia. This happened after Ethiopian forces allegedly ambushed Sudanese troops killing four. Sudanese troops are advancing on the disputed territory between Sudan and Ethiopia, sporadic fighting is ongoing, and Ethiopia is facing wars from Sudan and South Sudan alongside Sudan,#Ethiopia #Eritrea #Somalia #Kenya #Sudan pic.twitter.com/IlqcMzieKM — BASHIR HASHI YUSUF (@BashirHashiysf) December 18, 2020 Al Rakouba newspaper #Sudan reports thousands of #Ethiopia/n troops took protection in Sudan when #Tigray forces overrun their positions at the border areas https://t.co/cILg8OmZp7 pic.twitter.com/rHJOFvw9iA — Mohamed Kheir Omer (@mkheirom) November 9, …

Dec 6 2020

Internal Ethiopian War Draws To A Close, But Has It Damaged Neighboring Sudan Too Much

Click to see full-size image On December 5th, in Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s forces said that the fighting is close to over after a week passed since the government troops captured Tigray region’s capital Mekelle. They wrestled control from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The fighting has now lasted for over a month, having started on November 4th, and it is estimated that it killed thousands of people and driven some 46,000 refugees into neighboring Sudan. The central government is claiming that the fighting is near over, while TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael told Reuters that fighting outside the …

Dec 1 2020

Latest Updates on Ethiopia, 1 December 2020 (Map Update)

Leader of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Debretsion Gebremichael, said that the war is not over yet and conflicts continue near Mekelle. Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian PM, reported the army is controlling Mekelle city, capital of Tigray and HQ of TPLF on 28 November 2020. Control of Mekelle city by Ethiopian army is while the sporadic engagements happening in Tigray province between TPLF and the Ethiopian army and claiming to conquer Mekelle city is not enough. On the other hand, PM Abiy Ahmed was under international pressure since the beginning of the military operation, by claiming the end of the battle …

Nov 30 2020

War In Ethiopia’s Tigray Continues Despite Fall Of Provincial Capital To Government Forces (Map Update)

Click to see the full-size image The war between local forces and the federal government continues in Ethiopia’s Tigray province: On November 30, Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) leader Debretsion Gebremichael declared that the fighting is not over and clashes continue close to Mekelle city; On November 29, Eritrean forces allegedly deployed along Ethiopian government forces near Aidgrat and Adawa cities; On November 29, the TPLF shot down a MiG-23 warplane near the town of Abiy Addi. The pilot was captured; On November 29, the TPLF reportedly captured Axum town. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Battle Goes On In Northern Ethiopia: …

Nov 29 2020

Battle Goes On In Northern Ethiopia: Government Mig-23 Shot Down By Tigray Rebels (Video, Photos)

Click to see full-size image Debretsion Gebremichael, leader of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TIPLF), announced on November 29 that his forces had shot down a warplane of the Ethiopian Air Force (EAF) and had captured the pilot. In a message to the Reuters news agency, Gebremichale claimed that the pilot “was on a mission to bomb.” Tigray TV shared footage from the site where the fighter jet, a Mig-23 crashed. Ten jets of this type are known to be in service with the EAF. Tigray locals also posted photos of the captured pilot on social media. https://southfront.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/1-11.mp4 Video from …

Nov 28 2020

Latest Updates on Ethiopia, 28 November 2020 (Map Update)

According to the statement, the city of Mekelle is under the control of the Ethiopian Army (ENDF) and the Ethiopian Army in control of critical areas, including Mekelle Airport, government centers and vital facilities. Thousands of Ethiopian army officers held captive by the TPLF have also been released. No news has been published so far about the fate of the Tigray leaders who were present in the city of Mekelle. The news of the capture of the city of Mekelle is announced while in the last 24 hours, the Ethiopian army had announced the control of Abraha and Wikro areas, …

Nov 24 2020

Latest Updates on Ethiopia, 24 November 2020 (Map Update)

– Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s 72-hour deadline for Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) to surrender has come to an end. Abiy Ahmed gave the TPLF three days to surrender on November 22, otherwise the attack on Mekelle, the capital of Tigray province, would begin. The commander of the Ethiopian army also demanded the people to separate their way from the TPLF and stay away from them, otherwise they would be attacked by tanks! On the other hand, TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael rejected Ahmed’s deadline and said that Tigray would resist the Ethiopian army. – The Tigray media has denied …

Nov 21 2020

Ethiopian Military Develops Its Advance On Capital Of Tigray Province Amid Heavy Clashes With Local Forces (Map Update)

Donate Click to see the full-size image The war between the federal government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which controls the country’s province of Tigray, continues at full scale: On November 20, the Ethiopian Army allegedly captured Axum and Adwa amid heavy clashes with TPLF forces; On November 20 and 21, clashes between the army and TPLF continued in the Korem area; On November 21, the Ethiopian Army allegedly captured Adigrat town; On November 21, the Ethiopian Army shelled the Tigray provincial capital with rocket launchers. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Nov 21 2020

Latest Updates on Ethiopia, 20 November 2020 (Map Update)

Ethiopian military sources claim control of the town of Axum, as well as Adwa in the northern province of Tigray, but sources in the Tigris TPLF have denied the allegations, saying clashes continue in Axum. On the southern front of the Tigray, clashes continue in northern Alamata in the Korem region between Ethiopian army and TPLF forces. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said in a new statement that Ethiopian troops will soon arrive in the capital Tigray, Mekelle.The Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority has announced that it has suspended the press license of a Reuters reporter in Ethiopia. Warning letters have …

Nov 20 2020

Tigray’s Forces Reportedly Bombed Nearby Region’s City, Vow To Keep Fighting Even If Capital Falls

Donate Click to see full-size image On November 19th, the local government of Ethiopia’s Amhara region accused the forces of the Tigray region of launching missiles into the city of Bahir Dar. “The illegal TPLF group launched a rocket attack around 01:40am [22:40 GMT on Thursday] in Bahir Dar,” Amhara regional government’s communications office said on its Facebook page, referring to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the local government in the region. “The rockets have caused no damage,” the post added. On November 19th, Ethiopia’s government force said that they are nearing on the Tigray capital. Prime …

Nov 19 2020

Ethiopian Military Advances On Capital Of Rebel Tigray Province (Map Update)

Click to see the full-size image The Armed Forces of the federal governnment of Ethiopia have been developing their advance on the capital of the rebel province of Tigray: As of November 19, government forces continue using warplanes to support its advance in Tigray, including striking Mekelle; On November 18, government forces reportedly captured Korem and Aksum north of Alamata city; On November 18, Ethiopian police arrested 287 individuals, military generals and officers suspected of having links with the TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front); On November 18, government forces entered Shire town. However, as of November 19, pro-TPLF sources claim …

Nov 18 2020

What’s happening in Ethiopia? Flames of war rising in Ethiopia (Map Update)

Tigray region lays in north of Ethiopia along the border with Eritrea and Sudan, and the main land for three tribes of Tigray, Irob and Kunama. According to Ethiopia constitution, Tigray province enjoy a some kind of autonomy. Nevertheless, the relationship between Tigray and capital of Ethiopia was under tension from time to time and it became worse after Abiy Ahmed took power in 2018.Before Abiy Ahmed, TPLF was the strongest ruling party in Ethiopia but after Abiy was elected as PM, he started wide political reforms and limited TPLF power significantly.Tigray people believe that the central government is trying …

Nov 15 2020

Tigray Rebels Claimed Responsibility For Rocket Attack On Eritrea’s Asmara Airport

The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has claimed responsibility for the recent attack on Eritrea’s Asmara International Airport. Several rockets landed at the airport late on November 14. Loud explosions were heard all over the Eritrean capital. Nevertheless, no casualties have been reported yet. TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael, the de-facto ruler of the northern Ethiopian region of Tigary, confirmed on November 15 that his forces bombed Asmara International Airport. The leader did not provide any details on the attack. New #Tigray situation map: ENDF took Waja and Alamata in Raya region, TPLF missile attacks on #Asmara, #Gondar and #Bahirdar. Fighting …

May 18 2020

Sudan Seeks Tripartite Agreement That Includes Egypt Prior To Concluding Agreement With Ethiopia On Controversial Dam Project

Donate Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam under construction. (Photo: Reuters) A Sudanese ministerial delegation was in Ethiopia yesterday to discuss the ‘Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’ as well as border security issues between the neighbouring countries. The Sudanese delegation was headed by Cabinet Affairs Minister Omer Monis and took part in two days of high-level political consultations held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The status of the attendees clearly demonstrated the importance of the project to both countries. The project is also being closely followed at the highest levels of government in Egypt. The meeting was attended by Ethiopian Prime Minister …