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UNITED NATIONS URGES ETHIOPIAN AUTHORITIES TO ENSURE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS AS ARMY PLANS ATTACK ON TIGRAY

Written by on November 23, 2020

The United Nations has urged Ethiopian authorities to ensure the protection of civilians as the army plans to attack the capital of the northern region of Tigray.


Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced a 72-hour deadline for the region’s fighters to surrender. The army warned Mekelle’s 500,000 residents that soldiers would “encircle” the city and attack it.


The Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which controls the mountainous region, has vowed to keep fighting.



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