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Ethiopia navy: we’ll use tanks, artillery to seize metropolis of Mekelle

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© Reuters. Sudanese navy officer retains guard as Ethiopians who fled conflict in Tigray area, collect to obtain aid provides from the World Meals Programme on the Fashaga camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Al-Qadarif state

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The Ethiopian navy plans to make use of tanks to encircle Mekelle, the capital of northern Tigray area, and is warning civilians it could additionally use artillery on town, state media reported on Sunday.

“The following phases are the decisive a part of the operation, which is to encircle Mekelle utilizing tanks, ending the battle on mountainous areas and advancing to the fields,” Colonel Dejene Tsegaye, a navy spokesman, instructed the state-run Ethiopia Broadcasting Company.

The battle erupted on Nov. 4 after what the federal government described as a shock assault on federal troops by forces from the Tigray Individuals’s Liberation Entrance (TPLF), the political celebration that controls Tigray.

Data on the preventing is extraordinarily patchy and claims by all sides are onerous to confirm as a result of telephone and web communication to the area has been down for the reason that battle started.

Either side say federal forces have taken Adigrat, 116 kilometres (72 miles) north of Mekelle.

Dejene stated civilians in Mekelle, which has a inhabitants of half 1,000,000, ought to concentrate on the hazard.

“To date, we had been solely attacking targets which the junta fighters had been stationed however within the case of Mekelle it could be totally different,” he stated, referring to the TPLF.

“We need to ship a message to the general public in Mekelle to avoid wasting themselves from any artillery assaults and free themselves from the junta. The junta is now shielding itself throughout the public and the public should isolate itself from the junta.”

“After that, there’ll no mercy.”

TPLF forces weren’t instantly accessible for remark.

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