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Eritrea begins withdrawing troops from Tigray province in northern Ethiopia

Eritrea begins withdrawing troops from Tigray province in northern Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the withdrawal of units of the Eritrean armed forces from the territory of the province of Tigray in the north of the country began. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing its own sources in the region.

The Eritrean Armed Forces have been in Tigray since the end of 2020. They entered the territory of the Ethiopian province in order to help Ethiopian government forces in suppressing the uprising of the Tigray Popular Liberation Front (TPLF). Together with the Ethiopian troops, the Eritrean army participated in operations against the rebels.

However, in November 2022, the Ethiopian government signed an agreement with the Tigray Popular Liberation Front to cease hostilities. According to this document, within a few weeks, the armed formations of the Tigray rebels must surrender weapon. After that, the work of banking and telecommunications organizations suspended during hostilities will resume in the region. Also, humanitarian aid for the local population will be delivered to Tigray.

Over the past two days, Eritrean soldiers have left the towns of Shir and Adwa, located near the Eritrean border, in trucks.

At the same time, the leadership of the province of Tigray states that they do not have information about the complete withdrawal of all Eritrean units from the territory of the region. The Ethiopian authorities have not yet commented to the press.

Recall that the war in Tigray began in November 2020. The Ethiopian authorities have accused the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigray of attacking the base of government troops. After that, Ethiopian troops were introduced into Tigray, but the rebels managed to capture the administrative center of the province, the city of Mekele. Then the fighting either stopped, then flared up with renewed vigor.

At the heart of the conflict in Tigray are inter-ethnic contradictions and the struggle for dominance in multinational Ethiopia. The province of Tigray is located in the far north of the country, 96,55% of the population is made up of the Tigray people.
Photos used:
Wikipedia / Temesgen Woldezion

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  1. Shurik70
    Shurik70 30 December 2022 18: 18
    The conflict in Tigray is based on interethnic contradictions and the struggle for dominance

    And this means that it is more expensive for an outsider to climb there.
    Whoever wins, the outsider will be accused of a bunch of sins, true and imaginary.
    From deliberately fanning conflict to deliberately ignoring calls for help.
    1. VicktorVR
      VicktorVR 1 January 2023 11: 38
      Therefore, we must act on the basis of our interests and without regard to someone else's opinion.

      And if you get involved, then act decisively and until the goals / result are achieved.
  2. sadam2
    sadam2 30 December 2022 18: 24
    I went to look only to find out what kind of new ally this is. Oh Mr Lavrov...
    1. Vyacheslav57
      Vyacheslav57 30 December 2022 18: 32
      The only thing I didn’t understand is what does Lavrov have to do with it? Now about the allies. That's it, all the allies have run out, at this stage they are listed as business partners. Africa is a pantry of valuable minerals. No wonder the French were outrageous there for so many years, until Wagner trampled them.
  3. Bingo
    Bingo 30 December 2022 18: 36
    By the way, isn't this the most bloody conflict in the world at the moment? Can you tell me where the entire world community, the UN, human rights and non-governmental organizations are? Or black lives metter, when they are black from the fact that their muzzles are soiled with soot from tires in Kyiv?
    1. evgen1221
      evgen1221 30 December 2022 18: 56
      What other npo can be there, they are eaten there, sometimes literally for dinner.
  4. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 30 December 2022 19: 18
    Recall that the war in Tigray began in November 2020.

    Lord, Africa, there is always a war, but with whom and for whom, they themselves do not know. I was there for 40 years, but did not understand what they want and who they need.
    1. VicktorVR
      VicktorVR 1 January 2023 11: 47
      Yeah, there's a monkey under every bush. laughing
      Every monkey has an AK, or even an RPG.
  5. Shumi2010
    Shumi2010 30 December 2022 19: 21
    Damn, there is that Eritrea .. two fingers on the map :)
  6. Fangaro
    Fangaro 30 December 2022 19: 38
    In most African countries, both exploration and mining continues.
    Large companies that get the opportunity to mine will not only spit on the interests of the countries in which they operate, but, on the contrary, will provoke conflicts between local ethnic and political groups. And, disguised as this, send professional military personnel there "to protect private commercial enterprises."
    Russia and China are not acting as brazenly as the States, the Westerners (in the sense of Western European countries, primarily France). Therefore, they tried to kill our compatriot by sending it to the Central African Republic.
  7. HattinGokbori88
    HattinGokbori88 30 December 2022 19: 46
    The loss of the TPLF is another slap in the face for the West. Let's see how the West reacts. Abiay Ahmed (who has accused the West of fully arming the TPLF and likening his struggle to that of the colonialists) should watch his moves. Just being a Christian will not save him from the West if he crosses any red line again. Saddam's deputy Tariq Aziz was a Christian, while all his colleagues were hanged, he was spared. But he still rotted in prison and died of illness and depression.
  8. nepunamemuk
    nepunamemuk 31 December 2022 01: 26
    what a miserable Ethiopia
    then Eritrea is at war with her in order to detach from her
    now she helps her so that the tigers do not detach sad
  9. garik77
    garik77 1 January 2023 17: 04
    Quote: Shurik70
    And this means that it is more expensive for an outsider to climb there.
    Whoever wins, the outsider will be accused of a bunch of sins, true and imaginary.

    Outsiders there is UWB. Not a single mess in the world can do without them. Damn brat that shits everywhere, wherever possible. And Eritrea and Ethiopia relatively recently were still one state, but not without the help of "democracy" the country was destroyed.