The federal government, according to Tigrayan troops in northern Ethiopia, has launched new airstrikes in Mekelle, the region’s capital.
A structure was shown to be demolished, and Tigrai Television, which is connected to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), reported that civilians had been murdered in the airstrikes.
None of the claims have been independently confirmed.
However, according to a statement issued by the government’s communications office, residents of Tigray should avoid locations that are home to TPLF military hardware and training centers.
Although it didn’t answer the claims regarding the airstrikes, it does seem to imply that further aerial assaults are on the horizon.
It would be a further escalation of the fighting, which had been inactive for five months before resuming earlier this week.
According to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), millions of people in Tigray are in urgent need of food help as a result of the hostilities that began there in November 2020.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), revealed on Thursday that he was unable to transfer money to his relatives in Tigray.