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Mekelle city liberated from Tigray People’s Liberation Front

The fall of Mekelle brings the three weeks war in Ethiopia to an end heralding that TPLF Tyranny is a thing of the past. 7,000 Ethiopian troops rescued

Mekelle _ Ethiopia _ Defense Chief of Staff

borkena
November 24, 2020

What started as a law enforcement operation on November 4 morphed into a full-fledged war against TPLF leaders. And Ethiopia’s strong defense force completed what will possibly go down in history as the three weeks war against TPLF – a political force that ruled Ethiopia with an iron fist for nearly three decades. It is over now.

Mekelle City is now liberated from the control of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Less than twenty-four hours after the launch of the final operation to enforce the rule of law, the Ethiopian Defense Force controlled Mekelle fully on Sunday in the afternoon.

Chief of staff of the Ethiopian Defense Force, General Berhanu Jula, has confirmed to Ethiopians that the army has controlled Mekelle.

The fall of the city was foreseeable as the Ethiopian Defense Force was marching to it from four directions after liberating almost all parts of the Tigray region of Ethiopia from TPLF control.

On November 4, the TPLF force attacked several military bases of the northern command of the Ethiopian Defense Force while thousands of the army were sleeping around 11 p.m. Thousands were mercilessly massacred while army commanders were taken prisoner. Furthermore, TPLF seized heavy weapons including missiles and rockets which Ethiopia purchased to defend itself from a foreign enemy.

TPLF did so in what it called a “pre-emptive attack” and with the hope of marching to Addis Ababa to topple Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government and assume Federal government power again. TPLF has prepared over 250,000 troops including special forces and militia.

Over 60 percent of the Ethiopian Defense Force was said to be based in the Tigray region. The Ethiopian Defense Force had to reorganize the Defense Force to launch a counter-offensive against the TPLF leaders.

At least four military generals were recalled from early retirement to lead the war. In a matter of two weeks, much of the Tigray region was liberated from TPLF control. And then TPLF had to fire rockets to Asmara and two Ethiopian cities (Bahir Dar and Gondar) partly to internationalize the conflict and partly to assert that it still has the power to unleash an attack.

According to the Defense Chief of Staff, 7000 members of Ethiopian Defense Forces from the northern command who were detained in Tigray region following the “pre-emptive attack” on November 4 are rescued after TPLF lost control of Mekelle. The Northern command is now under the control of the Ethiopian Defense Forces and several heavy weaponry is reportedly recovered. 

What is next?

Now Mekelle is under the control of the Ethiopian Defense Force, the next step is to hunt down TPLF leaders and bring them to justice as confirmed by the Ethiopian government.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wrote a congratulatory message to Ethiopians including in the Tigray region and pledged that reconstruction work will commence soon.

TPLF spokesperson, Getachew Reda, said this week that controlling Mekelle “does not mean anything” during an interview with Dimtsi Woyane. “I can assure you that Tigray will not be governable,” he added.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government has set up a transitional administration for the Tigray region which will be led by ethnic Tigreans until the next election.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Bling ring!!! Blingring!!
    My phone is ringing off the hook!
    Would everyone of you just shut up! My phone is ringing! There is no name on the caller ID though. It must be an overseas call! Blingring, blingring, blingring!

    Hello! Who is this? May be it is from one of my Taiwanese friends. Wei! Wei! No answer!
    Hello! Who is this?
    Hi Ittu! It is me Debre!
    Hi Debre! Hayudoin?
    Not bad, not good!
    What happened? I heard you are winning the war!
    No exactly. We are winning but not exactly.
    What do you mean exactly?
    Well Jula and his soldiers are in town. I can hear their voice and footsteps. That is the most terrifying noise I’ve have heard my entire life.
    Why are you calling me now? You should be busy hiding, running away. I tell you that Jula and Abiy turned out to the incarnate of Dinagde, Tekle of Gojjam, Mikaeel of Barentu, Mengesha of Tigre, Omar Samatar of Somali, Ali Mirah of Afar and 80 other patriots from the Battle of Adwa all rolled into one!
    Well I know that now. The reason I am calling is if you can locate the ten digits of the new Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and my old pal Susannah!
    No I don’t have their numbers?
    How about Juliani?
    You mean Rudy Giuliani?
    Yeah!
    I’m sorry I don’t have his number either!
    O’ grief! They are right outside my front door!
    Who?
    Who else? Jula’s soldiers! Let me go to the washroom. My stomach has been very sour lately! O’ my god! Don’t shoot! I am the golden race! I can make you a golden race too! Don’t shoot please! Please, please, I am begging you! Down on my knees!!! Please don’t shoot!!!
    And the phone got rudely cut off! Them rascals!!! Poor Debre! He forgot what his father told him when he was a young boy. Don’t pick a fight when you know you get embarrassingly kicked in the $$$.

    Ok everyone, you can go back talking now. I’ve finished talking to Fugitive Debre!!! It’s over!
    Instead, I want you all to stand up and sing along with me the following to the tune of America The Beautiful!!!

    Ethiopia, Ethiopia may God thy gold refine
    ‘Til all success be nobleness
    And every gain divined
    And you know when I was in school
    We used to sing it something like this, listen here
    Oh beautiful, for spacious skies
    For amber waves of grain
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain
    But now wait a minute, I’m talking about
    Ethiopia, sweet Ethiopia
    You know, God done shed his grace on thee!!!!

    Thank you! Thank you! Take a bow, patriots! It is a bright shinning day!!!

  2. May GOD bless our beloved country Ethiopia and GOD bless our young men and women of the Ethiopian defense forces, who sacrifices their livelihoods in order to keep our country intact and respected, I’m very much proud of them and so should the entire nation, I love you guys.
    ኢትዮጵያ:ታበፅሕ: ዕደዊሃ: ሐበ: እግዚአብሔር::

  3. It is not over until the junta is apprehended . Junta is still at large, the law enforcement mission did not achieve it’s goal yet actually the junta outsmarted the law enforcement military that was sent to catch the junta. The junta eluded Abiy Ahmed, we need a new leader. We need a new technocrat government that is able to enforce the law. We need a transitional government replacing the failed Abiy Ahmed’s administration ASAP.

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