November 28, 2022

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The first American comment on the withdrawal of the Tigre rebels

The first American comment on the withdrawal of the Tigre rebels

The speaker said US State Department Nate Price: “If we really see the withdrawal of troops, Tigre To me Tigre areaWe hope this is something we welcome and will open a wide door for diplomacy. “

The price did not confirm the withdrawal announced on Monday Tigre People’s Liberation Front After it advanced in recent months in the neighboring Amhara and Afar regions, to its part only the spokesman said: “We are aware of this information.”

“We have always called for a ceasefire, especially for the TPLF forces to return to Digre, and for the conflict to be resolved through negotiations,” he added.

Tigre leader

Earlier, the commander of the Tigris forces in Ethiopia said Depreciation Gebrmichael His fighters outside the border were ordered to return to the besieged federal state.

In a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio GuterresZebra Michael proposed an immediate ceasefire, which was followed by negotiations.

“I have ordered the immediate retreat of units of the Tigre army outside the Tigre border into the state border,” Jeffrey Michael said in the letter.

The letter included other recommendations, including the establishment of a no-fly zone over Tigre and an international arms embargo to deter hostile aircraft. Ethiopia And Eritrea.

The order for the troops to return to Tigris came after the Ethiopian Federal Army and its allies made significant progress in recent weeks.

Ethiopian forces recaptured key cities and towns in neighboring Amhara and Afar, forcing Tigrian fighters to retreat further into their territory.

For his part, Getachew Reda, a spokesman for the Tigray region, confirmed the withdrawal was completed today, Monday.

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Tens of thousands of people were killed in the November 2020 war between Ethiopian forces and militants from the Tigris region who dominated the national government before Abi Ahmed became prime minister in 2018.

Under months of government siege, some of DeGray’s 6 million people are starving to death.