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Ethiopia: War in Tigray continues as government stays silent

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An air-and-ground offensive in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region is intensifying, according to Tigrayan forces, with the Ethiopian government pressing a fresh attack . The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) says the fighting began with airstrikes launched by the federal government last week. However, the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has not acknowledged the offensive. The office released a statement stating that the government had “a responsibility to protect its citizens in all parts of the country from any acts of terrorism.” Government officials have not responded to DW’s requests for further comment.  The offensive reportedly began just days after Abiy was sworn in for a new five-year term. He is facing growing pressure from the internation …

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