The rebel Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) will hand over its heavy weaponry on Saturday as a result of talks between top army and TPLF leaders, according to the Ethiopian envoy to Kenya.
In a YouTube video, ambassador Bacha Debele made the declaration.
“Regarding the surrender of heavy weapons, they [TPLF] were supposed to surrender them on 17 November, but this was not implemented but it has now been decided for them to surrender them on 3 December,” he said.
According to Mr. Bacha, the TPLF soldiers are assembling in predetermined locations, and the field commanders are “meeting every day” to discuss the disarmament process.
“Information I obtained today indicates that activities have begun to assemble [TPLF combatants] in designated areas. They are implementing this [disarmament process],” he added.
The ambassador added that discussing the war’s human cost in public would be embarrassing.
Early this month, in South Africa, the Ethiopian government and the TPLF signed a peace accord to peacefully end the two-year devastating