Ethiopia: Tigrayan forces say Eritrea regime launches “full-scale offensive”

Source: Deutsche Welle [German state media]

“An advisor to the President of Tigray said Tuesday that Eritrea has launched a “full-scale offensive” along its border with northern Ethiopia. ‘Eritrean forces have launched full scale offensive in all fronts today,’ Getachew Reda said on Twitter. ‘Eritrea is deploying its entire army, as well as reservists. Our forces are heroically defending their positions.’ Tuesday’s development would mark an escalation in a war-torn region. Millions have been displaced amid a humanitarian disaster across northern Ethiopia. US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Mike Hammer on Tuesday confirmed and condemned Eritrea’s troop movement into Ethiopia’s Tigray region. … Eritrean forces fought on the side of Ethiopian federal troops in Tigray when war broke out in the region in November 2020. Eritrean forces withdrew from most areas last year.” (09/20/22)