Leader of Tigray forces says they will continue fighting Ethiopian government

 

November 28, 2020

 

“Their brutality can only add (to) our resolve to fight these invaders to the last,” the leader of the rebellious Tigrayan forces said in a message to Reuters

FILE – An Ethiopia’s Amhara Region militia man poses in the town of Musebamb, 44 kms northwest from Gondar, on November 7, 2020, as Ethiopian lawmakers vote to replace the current government of the nearby federal state of Tigray, after the army launched air strikes to destroy military assets in the region in a worsening internal conflict. – Ethiopia’s military announced this week it had “entered into a war” with the northern region of Tigray, leading to fears of a protracted conflict in Africa’s second most populous nation. Photo by EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

 

By REUTERS

 

The leader of the rebellious Tigrayan forces told REUTERS in a text message that they will continue fighting the Ethiopian government, hours after the government declared military operations in Tigray complete.

“Their brutality can only add (to) our resolve to fight these invaders to the last,” said Debretsion Gebremichael in a message. Asked by REUTERS in a text message if that meant his forces will continue fighting, he replied: “Certainly. This is about defending our right to self determination.”

There was no immediate response to this from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government. Abiy said earlier that police were searching for the leaders of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and they would be apprehended and brought to justice.

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