EU Condemns Drone Strikes in Ethiopia
The European Union, EU has said drone strikes in a major city in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, endanger “a very fragile hope” for peace.
In a statement, the EU urged warring parties to waste no time to end the violence and find a negotiated permanent ceasefire.
This comes after a drone strike killed at least 10 people and 18 were left injured on wednesday, according to doctors in the city of Mekelle
The Tigray’s People Liberation Front blamed the Ethiopian government for the attack.
Meanwhile, the Union also said that the role of Ethiopia’s northern neighbour, Eritrea, continues to impede peace efforts.
Tigrayan forces accuse Eritrea of supporting Ethiopian government troops in the recent fighting.
A top Tigrayan general said Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers have controlled a Tigrayan border town despite his fighters’ scoring of battlefield victories on multiple other fronts.
Neither the Ethiopian nor Eritrean governments have commented on the claims.
Report says renewed clashes have already obstructed humanitarian efforts to aid civilians, while the delivery of supplies into the region remains suspended.