Ethiopia says rebels and not civilians have been killed in Tigray

Ethiopian authorities have said that the rebel fighters and not the civilians have been killed in the Tigray region which is midst of an armed conflict since months. At a press conference Monday, deputy attorney general Fikadu Tsega said the Eritreans killed 93 people during “heavy fighting” against forces loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the once dominant ruling party that Ethiopia recently designated a terrorist organisation. 

“It is established that the great majority of those killed in the said incident, though they were not in uniform, they were members of the fighting force of TPLF who engaged the Eritrean forces” and Ethiopia’s military, Fikadu said.

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