Ethiopia: The Tigray forces withdraws 65% of its fighters from the battle lines

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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A month after the ceasefire agreement in the northern region of Ethiopia, the Tigray forces announced the withdrawal of about 65% of its fighters from the battle lines, in a surprising move.

The chief of staff of Tigray’s fighters General Tadesse Weredi said that they just started moving the forces away from the battle lines to specific places, and 65 percent of them passed this process.

Weredi added that his forces will not withdraw 100 percent until the threat is reduced, and he described the areas that still have forces as “areas that do not want peace”.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, had earlier called on the parties to the agreement reached between the senior leaders of the Ethiopian army and the TPLF, to move forward quickly in translating this agreement into tangible improvements for civilians on the ground, including accelerating  Facilitate humanitarian access and restore basic services.

Afaf Al Fahchouch 

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