Ethiopian Army Intensifies Its Grip on Tplf-occupied Towns

  • Ethiopia's government says it has seized some of the cities that had been captured by militants in the northern part of the country, TPLF.
  • The government said its forces captured the town of Shewa Robit, 220 kilometers from the capital Addis Ababa, last week.
  • A government spokesman said the government would soon take over the cities of Dessie and Lalibela, seized by Tigray militants in August 2021.

Ethiopian Army Intensifies Its Grip on Tplf-occupied Towns
Ethiopian Army. /PHOTO CREDIT; FACEBOOK

The Ethiopian government has said it has seized some of the cities that had been captured by militants in the northern part of the country, TPLF.

The government said its forces captured the town of Shewa Robit, 220 kilometers from the capital Addis Ababa, which was captured by Tigray militants last week.

Government spokesman Legesse Tulu on Wednesday said Shewa Robit was one of the small towns captured by the forces loyal to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who last week said he would go to the battlefield to confront TPLF militants, who threatened to march on the capital Addis Ababa.

"The towns of Shewa front, Mezezo, Molale, Shewa Robit, Rasa and its environs, have been seized from TPLF militants," Legesse said through a state news agency.

Legesse said the government would soon take over the cities of Dessie and Lalibela, seized by Tigray militants in August 2021.

In recent days, state media has shown Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wearing military uniforms in the North Afar region.

On Sunday, state news outlets reported that the country's army had taken control of the town of Afar in Chifra, with Abiy saying the victory would be witnessed in the Amhara area.

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