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Ethiopian rebels launched major offensive in Northern Ethiopia

July 4,2015

Ethiopian Rebels based in Northern Ethiopia
Ethiopian Rebels based in Northern Ethiopia

Arbegnoch-Ginbot 7, Ethiopian rebels coalition that is operating in Northern Ethiopia, launched major offensive on government positions in Tigray regions, reported ESAT in a breaking news coverage.

ESAT cited spokesperson and political affairs head of Arbegnoch -Ginbot 7,Zemene Kassie, as a source.

According to the report, Kafta Mesil, Urjamo and Maisegel areas of Tigray region came under what looks like a conventional military attack from the rebels on Thursday July 2,2015. On the side of government,24 division of the army,federal special forces and special armed forces engaged the rebels in an effort to repulse the attack. And the fighting lasted for four hours and the rebels claim major military victory.

Over fifty government forces are reportedly dead and at least sixty are wounded. Number of deaths and wounded could be higher than reported according to ESAT. However, the extent of causality on the side of rebel forces is not disclosed.

Based on ESAT report,it seems the case that the fighting is going on in a different battle front in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.

So far there is neither confirmation nor denial of the report on the part of the government of Ethiopia.

Recently, government passed legislation along gun registry and gun ownership. According to some sources, the new regulation imposed restriction on gun owners not to sell registered guns or not to pass it to a different person in the form of a gift of inheritance.

Observers claim that the political environment in Ethiopia is tense due to government crackdown.

After widespread crackdown on free press and legally registered opposition parties, government declared a hundred percent election win in the Ethiopian general election which was held on May 24, 2015.

Experiences of major Opposition parties in Ethiopia seem to suggest that peaceful political activism reached to the point of impossibility due to widespread repressive measures from government – a situation that is potentially giving rebels solid ground to win new recruits.

Yet, government is only deepening the level of attack against opposition figures and opposition politicians operating peacefully in Ethiopia.

Two weeks ago, Samuel Awoke, a lawyer by profession and Semayawi party candidate was stabbed to death in Debremarkos in North Western Ethiopia

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  1. I’m surprised not to find this information from other media sources. In the 80s this would be on the front page of The New York Times or breaking news from bbc.

  2. Apparently, this does not seem to have ideological value to the agenda that the US gov.t is pursuing. And I assume that mainstream media usually takes ques from government agenda -now matter how they seem to give it a different appearance.

  3. Thanks for replying. I agree completely with those observations. What you said reminds me of this little piece, good to note on this special day.

  4. The report sounded like the detained misrable and hope less andargachew tsege beats pm hailemariam.or a. Rabbit beat a furicioues lion.the good part of the report is the semaiawi candidate is stabbed to death.stabing thrilles. N it is much better than shooting for the domestic rats.those who are on the battle field we will treat them with nice respect.At the end we knooww Amhara Always loses on the real battelfiekd and begs SELE WENDE LEG AMLAK spare my life.keep on with your mouth battle.


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