TPLF fired rockets targeting Bahir Dar City again

TPLF fired three rockets at Bahir Bar in the evening. Ethiopian Defense Forces advancing to Mekelle

TPLF _ Rocket _ Bahir Dar
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borkena
November 19, 2020 

Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) reportedly fired three rockers at Bahir Dar, presumably from Mekelle as the rest of Tigray region is under the control of the Ethiopian Defense Force. 

The attacks apparently targeted civilian areas. According to a citizen’s report on social media, one of the rockers landed on a maize farm outside Bahir Dar. The other one landed on a weeded out water hyacinth, and the location of the third one is unknown yet. 

It is for the second time in less than a week that TPLF fired rockets in what seems to be a retaliatory measure of the losses in a battleground against the Ethiopian Defense Forces.  It has lost control of a number of cities in the region including Shire and Aksum. 

On November 14, TPLF fired rockets at Eritrean capital Asmara and two Ethiopian cities (Bahir Dar and Gonder). The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, condemned the attack on Asmara calling it an “attempt to internationalize the conflict.” 

The rockets and missiles were initially in the hands of the northern command of the Ethiopian Defense Forces. TPLF took control of them when it attacked the bases unexpectedly on November 4, 2020, as many of the soldiers were sleeping unse. Hundreds, even thousands, were massacred in the incident – an incident that triggered a response from the Ethiopian government.

On November 18, Ethiopian authorities said that the Ethiopian Defense Force controlled several towns in the Tigray region and is advancing towards Mekelle.  

Chief of Defense Staff, General Berhanu Jula, had a press conference on Wednesday. He said that the Defense Force is undertaking its final operation, and is encircling the TPLF leaders. 



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2 Responses to "TPLF fired rockets targeting Bahir Dar City again"

  1. nmk   November 20, 2020 at 4:26 am

    Hiding launchers in populated areas and targeting civilian populated areas will only exeberate their isolation and condemnation by all. The use of jamming may reduce their capabilities for the reminder rockets. They are going Kamazike putting the civilians in harm mode. People now should be greatful of Menguistu’s wise decision to leave to save life’s of residents of Addis just in TPLF leaders case it is even too late to leave and the option given to them is only to surrender to save civilians life’s. My personal opinion is that it is not important to finish the war quickly for humanitarian reason unless there is a precise command level operation to decapitate or arrest the leadership. People who ask for quick resolution should be aware that does not come with out consequences for civilians. Meanwhile the ENDF forces should weed out all resisting TPLF reminders in non civilian areas using drones to weaken any positions. Opening internet and communicatios would also serve for ENDF forces to find out where abouts if TPLF forces and commanders. After all they use specialized radio and satellite communications but ordinary people use their mobiles and that is important source of information that can pinpoint positions. But could also be used to mislead the ENDF forces. I just hope these guys have the balls to surrender or else if they found out that their dreamed victory or staying in power is not possible in the ground and make have the people pay hefty price for their power hunger.

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  2. Michael Teka   November 20, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Adanech Abebe’s net worth increased by two folds since she became Mayor of Addis Ababa this year , making her the richest government official in Ethiopia next to Abiy Ahmed , Takele Uma and Lemma Megerssa.What makes Adanech Abebe’s case so astonishing is the quickness of the time she took to become filthy rich once she became Mayor of Addis Ababa.

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