Ethiopia offensive kills 550 'extremists' in Tigray - TV

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia's military offensive against forces loyal to the Tigray region's local government have killed 550 'extremists', the state-affiliated Fana broadcaster said on Tuesday. Another 29 members of Tigray's special forces and militia have surrendered in the restive northern region, it added, without mentioning casualties on the side of federal troops. (Reporting by Nairobi newsroom; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Alison Williams)

Reuters November 11, 2020 00:11:10 IST
Ethiopia offensive kills 550 'extremists' in Tigray - TV

Ethiopia offensive kills 550 extremists in Tigray  TV

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Ethiopia's military offensive against forces loyal to the Tigray region's local government have killed 550 "extremists", the state-affiliated Fana broadcaster said on Tuesday.

Another 29 members of Tigray's special forces and militia have surrendered in the restive northern region, it added, without mentioning casualties on the side of federal troops.

(Reporting by Nairobi newsroom; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Alison Williams)

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