Air strikes by Ethiopian forces on military targets of the country’s former ruling party
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy gave a televised speech on the 6th, saying that the country’s army had carried out air strikes in the northern Tigray state, targeting military targets of “dangerous groups” rather than civilians.
Abi called on the people of Tigray State and the security forces to hand over members of the “dangerous group” to the government. The local government of Tigray State also told the outside world that the outskirts of the state’s capital, Mek’ele, were hit by air strikes, but the air strikes caused no casualties.
Recently, the situation in northern Ethiopia has become increasingly tense. The “Tigray People’s Liberation Front” attacked the Wehrmacht base in Tigray State in the early hours of the 4th and attempted to snatch the Wehrmacht artillery and other military equipment.
The “Tigray People’s Liberation Front” is the core political party of the former Ethiopian ruling party, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, and it actually controlled the Ethiopian regime. In December 2019, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiyah formally established the new ruling party, the Ethiopian Prosperity Party, excluding the “Tigray People’s Liberation Front”. Since then, the contradictions between the two parties have intensified