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A major turning point in the Ethiopian Civil war

A major turning point in the Ethiopian Civil war




Ethiopia's prime minister is a nobel  peace laureate  for the past eight months he's been in  the news for leading a war on his own  people  the people of tigre are said to have  suffered hunger  torture and rape at the hands of the  military  now there's a ceasefire a major turning  point in the conflict  and loss of face and turf for the prime  minister  rebels have regained control  celebrations have broken out on the  streets  our next report tells you what this  means for ethiopia  and for prime minister abi ahmed  locals in ethiopia's sheree are  celebrating  the military has left the town the rebels are back in control  it is a dramatic turn of events after  eight months of brutal conflict  the battleground was the region of tigre  a stronghold of rebels who call  themselves the tigray people's  liberation front  they dominated ethiopia for close to  three decades  last year they faced an attack in  november 2020 the ethiopian military  took on the rebels to liberate tigri  leading the attack was the prime  minister of ethiopia and nobel peace  laureate  abe ahmad but it did not go as planned  the prime minister was humiliated on the  battlefield  his government was forced to declare a  unilateral ceasefire after a string of  losses to the rebels  the military lost control in the south  and west of mecca  the regional capital of tigre the  military  also lost any shreds of sympathy and  support from the locals  they have been accused of burning crops  killing livestock  carrying out mass rape and extrajudicial killings to keep control of the region  the oppression only paved the way for  the return of the rebels  they spent months regrouping and  recruiting new fighters last week they began a counter-attack to  retake mkhilly  and they were successful  with the ethiopian forces gone the  locals celebrated the return of the  rebels they see the ceasefire  as an end to months of misery and  atrocities  but for prime minister abe ahmad the  ceasefire could be the beginning of  fresh troubles  when he ordered the offensive last year  abe had promised that fighting would be  over in a matter of  weeks it stretched for eight months  leaving thousands dead more than two million displaced  and over 350 000 on the brink of  starvation  abi ahmad rose to power with the promise  to heal the country  he has left it divided and bleeding and become yet another nobel peace laureate facing global condemnation  for supporting war.

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