Ethiopian PM admits Eritrean presence in Tigray

by Jeremy Binnie

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has admitted for the first time that Eritrean troops are operating in his country’s Tigray region.

He told the parliament on 23 March that Ethiopia was indebted to Eritrea for providing a refuge to soldiers who were forced to flee across the border when the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) launched a rebellion by attacking the Ethiopian military in November 2020.

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