Ethiopian PM says military operation in Tigray ‘progressing well’

“Our campaign in the Tigray region to uphold rule of law is progressing well. Justice will prevail. Ethiopia will prevail,” Xinhua news agency quoted Ahmedas saying on Sunday.

Addis Ababa: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said that the ongoing military operation in the country’s northern Tigray regional state “is progressing well”.

“Our campaign in the Tigray region to uphold rule of law is progressing well. Justice will prevail. Ethiopia will prevail,” Xinhua news agency quoted Ahmedas saying on Sunday.

“By advancing rule of law and holding accountable those that have been looting, destabilizing Ethiopia, we will lay the foundation for lasting peace and harmony.

“Those who are committing crimes against humanity and peace will be held accountable. We remain steadfast in our resolve to justice and rule of law.

“Thanks to the exceptional valor and commitment of its sons and daughters, Ethiopia is more than capable of attaining the objectives of the operation by itself,” he added.

Since the early hours of November 4, the Ethiopian government has been undertaking military operations against the The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

The Ethiopian government has been blaming the TPLF, which was one of the four coalition fronts of the former ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF party), for masterminding various treasonous acts with an overarching goal of destabilizing the East African country.

The mounting disputes between the federal government and the TPLF were exacerbated in September this year, when the Tigray regional government decided to go ahead with its planned regional elections, which the Ethiopian parliament had previously postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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