In a statement before the Ethiopian Parliament, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that federal troops had not killed a single civilian in their nearly month-long offensive against regional forces in Tigray.
“Every target has been signed and approved. The House [parliament] can see that. Every missile launched is backed by a signature of authority,” Abiy told lawmakers.
“Ninety-nine percent of them hit their targets and 99 percent of them didn’t have collateral damage. No country’s army can show this level of performance. Our army is disciplined and victorious.
“They said you will destroy Mekelle and so on. Mekelle is ours. It was built with our resources, we are not going to destroy it. Not even a single person was affected by the operation.”