Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) deployed three divisions of its forces in the Afar region , one of them annihilated
If the report from state media is correct, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has suffered another crushing defeat in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Citizen’s report on social media seems to confirm that the TPLF has indeed suffered another defeat in the region.
The Ethiopian Defense Force and Afar region special forces coordinated their offensive in the past two days. According to a report from EBC, the operation took place in Ewa district of zone four of the region.
TPLF deployed three divisions in the area. Government said one division was entirely annihilated, and that it has also captured hundreds of fighters, including child soldiers. The remaining divisions retreated.
The report added, citing captured commanders, that the TPLF forces were running short of logistical supplies including food.
The Tigray rebels have been carrying out non-stop raids and incursions in the Amhara and Afar regions of Ethiopia after the Ethiopian Defense Force withdrew from the Tigray region of Ethiopia in late June 2021 following the unilateral declaration of humanitarian ceasefire.
Majority of Ethiopians, as reflected in reports from local sources and social media, seem to have reached an understanding that Ethiopia is facing an existential threat from proxy war through the agency of TPLF and other related groups.
The response to it is taking the form of , among other things, massive mobilizations in all parts of Ethiopia. Thousands of Ethiopians are flocking to the military training centers as part of the preparation to reverse the danger that the country is facing. Resource mobilizations for logistical support seem to be going well too. In the capital Addis Ababa only, over 1.1 billion Ethiopian birr was raised this week.