11 Oct 2021

Tigray: Ethiopian army ‘launches ground offensive’

Africa Correspondent

The Ethiopian army has launched a ground offensive against the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, according to their spokesman.

The TPLF said co-ordinated government offensives, using artillery, tanks and jets had begun this morning in two regions north of the capital Addis Ababa.

Northern Ethiopia has been the focus of fierce fighting for almost a year, displacing millions of people and leaving hundreds of thousands of others in famine conditions.

But why is this happening now?