Ethiopia announces the start of the withdrawal of Eritrean forces from the Tigray region
Photo: REUTERS/Baz Ratner

On Thursday, the Ethiopian government announced that Eritrean forces had begun their withdrawal from the northern region of Tigray, 7 months after the outbreak of the conflict there.

This was stated by Belen Seyoum, a spokeswoman for the Ethiopian Prime Minister, during a press conference in the capital, Addis Ababa, according to the American “Bloomberg” agency.

Seyoum added that the Eritrean forces began withdrawing from the region, after an official request submitted by the Ethiopian government,” without indicating the number of forces that withdrew from the region.

On March 26, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said, in a statement issued by his office, that Eritrea had agreed to withdraw its forces from the Tigray region.

It is believed that Eritrean forces played a major military role alongside the Ethiopian army in the Addis Ababa military campaign against the “Tigray” forces.

On November 4 last, clashes erupted in the region between the federal army and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, before Addis Ababa announced on the 28th of the same month, the end of a “law enforcement” operation to control the entire region, despite reports of continuing Rights violations in the region until today.

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