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Indications that Shire city in Tigray no more in the hands of TPLF

Ethiopian forces are said to be advancing to Mekelle after capturing Shire city in the Tigray region but government did not confirm or deny 

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Partial view of Shire City in the Tigray region of Ethiopia

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The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has been suffering military defeats in the past few weeks. There are now indications that Shire Inda Selassie is in the hands of allied Ethiopian forces. 

René Lefort, a French journalist who is believed to be a close confidant of the TPLF, like the Dutch journalist Alex de Waal, wrote the fall of Shire is “imminent.”  He linked the loss of the TPLF to a lack of munitions and made predictions of the fall of Mekelle too. 

He said : 

“Converging reports indicate that the capture of Shire by the coalition is imminent. The TDF would then no longer have the military capacity to prevent it from eventually reaching Mekele, essentially due to lack of munition. 1/2” 

The Ethiopian Government made no disclosures about the state of the war in the Northern part of Ethiopia after the TPLF launched its third round of attack on the Ethiopian Defense Force in August this year. 

The United States, a country that is believed to have been supporting the TPLF, does not seem to believe that the TPLF is the cause of the war in Northern Ethiopia.  

On Friday, the  United States State Department issued a statement in which it painted the TPLF as partially responsible for the war but it was specifically making a reference to the third round of the war. For the United States, TPLF action was the only “contributing” factor. 

It said, “The fighting since the August 24 operation by the Tigrayan Defense Forces near Kobo in the Amhara Region contributed to the return to hostilities, which greatly increases the risk of atrocities and further human rights abuses.” 

The expression  “Tigray Defense Force” is not acceptable to the government of Ethiopia too. The TPLF was designated, along with the radical ethnic Oromo Nationalist group OLF-Shane, as a “terrorist organization. 

The United States has been pushing for a ceasefire soon after the TPLF forces lost battle after battle since August 2022. 

 Anthony Binkensaid “We call on the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea to cease their joint offensive and on Tigrayan authorities to cease provocative actions. The U.S. supports the @_AfricanUnion-led talks. It is time for the government of Ethiopia and Tigray regional authorities to pursue peace. “

The fighting since the August 24 operation by the Tigrayan Defense Forces near Kobo in the Amhara Region contributed to the return to hostilities, which greatly increased the risk of atrocities and further human rights abuses.

Ethiopians have been calling for the complete surrender of TPLF and for the organization to be disarmed in the interest of peace in the country and the horn of Africa. 

Hashtagged campaigns like #DisarmTPLF and #TPLFisTheCause has been trending on social media for over a year now. 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. René Lefort is not and never been a journalist in its true sense of the profession. He is one of those loser commies turned-assuming journalists whose dreams of the founding of an entire Europe under the leadership of demonic commies went belly up beginning the 1950’s, Greece becoming their first bitter loss. When that did not materialize all those commies modified themselves as reporters and college professors. His fathers and grandfathers ransacked Africa as colonizers and slave drivers. He and many loser commies are now busy trying to pitch one black man against another in Africa. In our case are him and one other commie college professor. These two know the names of the leaders every leftist organization and liberation front of our old country which shows they knew everything from the very beginning. Their ultimate blow and disappointment happened in the 1970’s both in Italy and France especially in Italy. Those who are old enough to have been around then as adults know what I am talking about. I used to be deafened by those leftist influenced countrymen with how the communist party of Italy was on the cusp of winning the election there and turn that country a communist state. But it did not materialize and Thank Almighty for that. Voters in Italy knew better. Voters in France, Holland and Belgium knew better and dealt telling blows to the non-believing barbarians at their gates. Commies are always addicted with muddying waters where ever the opportunity presents itself to them. Our old country was the perfect storm for them in the 1960’s and 70’s. They left a trail of poison among fraternal people and now they dance at the news of any bloody mayhem. This conflict is their choice of khamr now. They get high from it. You watch where they will turn their next attention if this conflict in the north is resolved one way of another. They will tune themselves out of that and they will tune in towards Oromia, Amhara and Somalia regions. You wait and watch them. They dream wars. They dream and pray for bloodshed between brothers and sisters. You know what the saddest part of this? They have audience among us. There are those in our midst who idolize and worship these thinly veiled bigots. They still have those of us who can’t wait to get their hands on books chicken scratched by these connivers. That is the saddest part of this predicament.

  2. The other den of ultra leftist activists(not journalists) Al-Jazeera just got exposed by its fake-news-in-arms BBC. BBC just threw its wannabe under the bus. Al-Jazeera, the self anointed mouthpiece of the mistreated itself has been a workplace where employees have been assaulted and utterly violated. Folks, you know now why I have such a contempt to the ultra leftists and commies. There have never been hypocrites like them. Just read the article in this link. bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-62305455
    Talking about hypocrites, we have had our own share of such imposters since 1974. They used to charge the late Emperor of killing opponents and put down rebellions by force. Mengistu tried to make a huge case out of such accusations and suffocated a bed ridden elderly emperor to death. Then it did not take Mengistu himself to murder hundred of thousands in cold blood. He did that after he was meticulously educated in the demonic scriptures of Marx and Lenin by one of our own group of commies. Mengistu was not alone in the killing contest. You name one leftist group that opposed him that did not murder. I’m beholding you all to give me one group of leftist as an example that never killed innocent citizens. Take this as a challenge and name one. That includes those groups who badged themselves as ‘liberation fronts’ of this or that. O boy, this report by the BBC made my day.

  3. Shameless and baseless report
    If TIgrayans are asked to disarm, is it asking them to commit suicide?
    Accepting such a non-sense demand of Abiy and Esayas is nothing but idiocy.
    It is a matter of time until A and E accept peace unconditionally, if history is a lesson.

  4. Bravo¡ This is decisive strategic military move on the part of th ed Ethiopian to force the TPLF criminal clique on the negotiating table, to recurrent invasions and lessen the pain of the long suffering of the Tigrai population. The claims and bragging of military generous and battle fields superiority lies by the TPLF clique have buried under 6 feet deep with little hope. Let them talk now aboutv marching to as Asmara or to Addis and subjugating, robbing and terrorizing 100 population in the next 100 hundred years¡ It won’t happen.

  5. Bravo¡ This is decisive strategic military move on the part of th ed Ethiopian regime to force the TPLF criminal clique on the negotiating table, to stop recurrent invasions and to lessen the pain of the long suffering of Tigrai population. The claims and bragging of military generous and battle fields superiority lies told by the TPLF clique have been buried under 6 feet deep with little hope. Let them talk now about marching to Asmara or to Addis and subjugating, robbing and terrorizing 100 population in the next 100 hundred years¡ It won’t happen.

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