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TPLF says it will not fully disarm its forces until security concerns resolved 

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Tadesse Worede, commander of TPLF forces (Photo /file /SM)

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Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) forces commander, Tadesse Worede, has announced that 65 percent of his forces have withdrawn from combat zones in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. 

However, he said that his organization will not disarm fully. VOA Amharic cited the rebel’s military commander as saying, “As long as there are forces that are not interested in peace, our forces will not disarm fully before the issue is resolved.” 

Furthermore, he made accusations that the forces, which he did not specify by name, are gathering our heavy weaponry in a certain place and that there is no international observer – whatsoever –  in the area. 

Last month, TPLF spokesperson, Getachew Reda, said that disarming TPLF forces could take months if not years.  He linked total disarmament to what they called the security threat to “Tigray” and resolved the political conditions that gave rise to the conflict, in his words. 

The TPLF and its propaganda wing have been accusing Eritrean forces of  “rights abuse” in the Tigray region of Ethiopia after a peace agreement was signed between the Ethiopian government and the TPLF in Pretoria early last month. 

However, the TPLF claims were not confirmed by neutral sources. 

According to the TPLF forces were to fully disarm all its forces within a month after the Pretoria Peace agreement.  The current TPLF position amounts to violating the terms of the peace agreement.

The Ethiopian government has not yet remarked on the TPLF’s latest position.  

Some political and military leaders of TPLF are said to have, based on reports from local sources, interest in implementing the peace agreement. 

TPLF leaders like Debretsion Gebremichael bashed, during a meeting with religious leaders,  TPLF supporters based in the diaspora who are blaming the leaders for signing the peace agreement. 

But time will tell if TPLF leaders mean it and if they will not resort to war again. 

The commitment on the part of the Ethiopian government? 

Meanwhile, it is said that over 40,000 metric tonnes of food and non-food items have been delivered to the Tigray region. It is a commitment that the Ethiopian government entered into as part of the peace agreement. 

Towns and cities that are under Ethiopian government control are said to get services including telephone and banking very soon.  Ethio Telecom has said that it could start service in Shire – a city that allied forces took control of days before the Ethiopian government and TPLF agreed to meet in South Africa for a peace talk – in the next few days. 

Ethiopian Airlines has already announced that it has finalized preparation to resume flights to Shire, Adigrat and Mekeke but the resumption of flights to Aksum, a top tourist destination in the region. 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. On the dotted lines of the peace agreement reached in Pretoria on November 02, 2022 both sides had inked their John Hancock it is clarion clear that TPLF will disarm itself within 30 days. It is understandably past 30 days as of today. There is no going back to the stupid war. If there is security concern it is something both sides can work together to tackle it. I urge the upright people in Tigray region to do something they may already know and will do. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN AND LOVED ONES TO FIGHT AGAIN IN THE STUPID AND DESTRUCTIVE WAR. THE SENSELESS WAR YOU ALREADY FOUGHT HAS BROUGHT YOU NOTHING BUT LEFT EVERYTHING AROUND YOU IN SHAMBLES. THAT IS ON TOP OF THE MORE THAN 600,000 LOVED ONES YOU ALREADY LOST!!!!

    • Eritrean soldiers and fanos out of Oromia

      Stop killing innocent civilians irrespective of their ethnic and religious background, be it an Oromo, Gurage, Amhara ,afar etc

  2. The empty pride, entitlement and hypocrisy of this notorious group is beyond imagination. It is ridiculous excuse to weasel out again from disarmament agreement. and wage more war by other means . They are buying their time at the moment when the going gets tough and world feeding the starving Tgrain masses. If they keep this obstructionist antipeace posture, it is only matter of time before they jump on the next opportunity to attack again.

  3. Tplf is committed to restarting the conflict. Signing the so-called peace agreement is just to buy time. Their word means nothing

  4. TPLF wasn’t created to bring peace in Ethiopia or to liberate Tigray form the imaginary Ethiopian colonizers. TPLF was launched as a secessionist Ethiopia-destabilizer, funded-trained-armed by Egypt & Egypt’s White Supremacist West Masters [WSW]. Egypt & the WSW won’t blink till TPLF & Co. hand Ethiopia over to them on a silver platter.

    • I-Mognu,
      Fifty-five (55) words of Gem. You said it ALL. Especially the FOUNDATION on the FIRST LINE.
      The Reader can’t help being AMUSED by the Amharic name ” I-Mognu” ha ha ha …..

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