Ethiopia’s PM says air force bombed arms depots around Tigray region

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Ethiopian Air Force bombed arms depots and destroyed military hardware in the northern Tigray region on Friday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said. The strikes hit sites in and around the regional capital Mekelle and destroyed heavy artillery including rocket launchers, Abiy said in a statement broadcast by state-affiliated Fana on Friday evening

Reuters November 07, 2020 00:11:16 IST
Ethiopia’s PM says air force bombed arms depots around Tigray region

Ethiopias PM says air force bombed arms depots around Tigray region

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Ethiopian Air Force bombed arms depots and destroyed military hardware in the northern Tigray region on Friday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.

The strikes hit sites in and around the regional capital Mekelle and destroyed heavy artillery including rocket launchers, Abiy said in a statement broadcast by state-affiliated Fana on Friday evening.

Abiy, who won last year's Nobel Peace Prize, launched a military campaign on Wednesday against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which dominated politics in the country until he came to office in 2018.

(Reporting by Giulia Paravicni; Editing by Catherine Evans; Editing by Maggie Fick)

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