Spread the love

https://sputniknews.com/20230128/ethiopia-army-rejects-allegations-of-foreign-forces-fighting-in-tigray-region-1106789667.html

Ethiopia Army Rejects Allegations of Foreign Forces Fighting in Tigray Region

Ethiopia Army Rejects Allegations of Foreign Forces Fighting in Tigray Region

This article is about the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) rejecting the allegations cited in Western media about the presence of foreign forces in the Tigray region.

2023-01-28T14:55+0000

2023-01-28T14:55+0000

2023-01-28T14:55+0000

africa

east africa

ethiopia

army

foreign troops

/html/head/meta[@name=’og:title’]/@content

/html/head/meta[@name=’og:description’]/@content

https://cdnn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e6/0c/04/1105031529_0:0:3073:1728_1920x0_80_0_0_21d15ebf1a79bf3f18f324d2ab62d7bd.jpg

The Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) has rejected allegations cited in Western media about the presence of foreign forces in the Tigray region, which was the scene for a nearly two-year armed conflict between the country’s federal forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.Gemechu made the remarks during a briefing on implementation of the peace agreement between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF. The briefing was attended by military attachés from various countries, representatives of the African Union, the Red Cross, and other international organizations based in Addis Ababa.In late December 2022, Western media reports claimed that troops from neighboring Eritrea had started leaving cities in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, ruled by the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front, following the inking of the peace agreement.The reports alleged that the Eritrean troops had been assisting Ethiopian government forces in combat with the TPLF. However, the claims have been repeatedly rejected by both Addis Ababa and Asmara.In early November 2022, the African Union facilitated reaching a peace deal between Ethiopia’s federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, putting an end to nearly two years of fighting in the northern part of the country. Thousands of people were killed and millions of others displaced during the armed conflict.Gemechu added that the peace treaty has made it possible for Ethiopia and neighboring nations to “breathe the air of peace.”The peace deal eased the way for humanitarian aid, access to which was previously restricted, and the gradual return of public services, including banking, communications, electricity, and fuel.

https://sputniknews.com/20221230/eritrea-withdrawing-troops-from-ethiopias-rebel-region-of-tigray—reports-1105930264.html

https://sputniknews.com/20230111/heavy-weapons-handover-begins-in-ethiopias-tigray-as-part-of-au-led-peace-process-1106215294.html

africa

east africa

ethiopia

Sputnik International

feedback@sputniknews.com

+74956456601

MIA „Rosiya Segodnya“

2023

Muhammad Osman

https://cdnn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/08/0e/1080170965_2:0:2050:2048_100x100_80_0_0_1de8233c87df0979e7e74f61b6ffacad.jpg

Muhammad Osman

https://cdnn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e4/08/0e/1080170965_2:0:2050:2048_100x100_80_0_0_1de8233c87df0979e7e74f61b6ffacad.jpg

News

en_EN

Sputnik International

feedback@sputniknews.com

+74956456601

MIA „Rosiya Segodnya“

https://cdnn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e6/0c/04/1105031529_102:0:2833:2048_1920x0_80_0_0_4e6902a1612a7c66d776b80bf31a0b3c.jpg

Sputnik International

feedback@sputniknews.com

+74956456601

MIA „Rosiya Segodnya“

ethiopia army, foreign forces in tigray, tigray region, tigray cnflict, tigray war, tigray, ethiopia, eritrean troops in tigray, endf, peace in tigray

ethiopia army, foreign forces in tigray, tigray region, tigray cnflict, tigray war, tigray, ethiopia, eritrean troops in tigray, endf, peace in tigray

Muhammad Nooh Osman - Sputnik International

In recent months, following the signing of a peace deal between Ethiopia’s federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), ending an armed conflict in the Tigray region in the north of the country, Western media reported on the alleged withdrawal of foreign forces who had aided the Ethiopian Army during the two-year conflict.

The Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) has rejected allegations cited in Western media about the presence of foreign forces in the Tigray region, which was the scene for a nearly two-year armed conflict between the country’s federal forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.

“There is no other security force in Tigray region except the [Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia] FDRE military,” Major General Teshome Gemechu, Directorate of Defense Foreign Relations and Military Cooperation of the ENDF, said in a statement.

Gemechu made the remarks during a briefing on implementation of the peace agreement between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF. The briefing was attended by military attachés from various countries, representatives of the African Union, the Red Cross, and other international organizations based in Addis Ababa.

In late December 2022, Western media reports claimed that troops from neighboring Eritrea had started leaving cities in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, ruled by the rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front, following the inking of the peace agreement.

The reports alleged that the Eritrean troops had been assisting Ethiopian government forces in combat with the TPLF. However, the claims have been repeatedly rejected by both Addis Ababa and Asmara.

A man crosses near a destroyed truck on a road leading to the town of Abi Adi, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia on May 11, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 30.12.2022

30 December 2022, 15:05 GMT

In early November 2022, the African Union facilitated reaching a peace deal between Ethiopia’s federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, putting an end to nearly two years of fighting in the northern part of the country. Thousands of people were killed and millions of others displaced during the armed conflict.

Gemechu added that the peace treaty has made it possible for Ethiopia and neighboring nations to “breathe the air of peace.”

The peace deal eased the way for humanitarian aid, access to which was previously restricted, and the gradual return of public services, including banking, communications, electricity, and fuel.

Ethiopian military parade with national flags attached to their rifles at a rally organized by local authorities to show support for the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), at Meskel square in downtown Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Nov. 7, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.01.2023