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Military drill in Awash Arba, the PM attended it

some of the heavy weaponry displayed during a military drill in Awash Arba


Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed on Saturday attended military drill in Awash Arba where Ethiopia’s one of the military training facility is located in the south east part of the country.

According to Ethiopian state media, mechanized unit of the Ethiopian Defense Force and Ethiopian Airforce demonstrated joint force military shows.

The Defense Chief of Staff, Field Marshal Berhanu Jula, and his deputy, General Abebaw Tadesse, were also in attendance.

From the pictures shared by Ethiopian State media, new heavy weaponry that were not part of the Ethiopian arsenal are displayed.

Ethiopian Military Drill _

In his remark during the ceremony, Abiy Ahmed said work is underway to transform the defense capability of forces by focusing on technology with the aim to end military engagements with minimal loss of manpower.

Earlier in the week, Ethiopian Federal Police announced that its forces are now armed with armored-vehicle and other heavy weaponry with approval from the Defense Chief of staff.

Reforming the Defense Force has been one of his agenda items since taking over office about five years ago. His government makes claims that the defense force is reformed in a way to reflect truly an Ethiopian composition as opposed to the time under TPLF dominance when the focus was on building a revolutionary democratic oriented force.


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  1. What is the purpose of this show-off? What triggered the need for this charade? If that meant to ‘celebrate’ the ‘success’ in the northern part of the country, then it is a misplaced fiesta. When we know close to a million precious young people and other innocent citizens have perished in a stupid war started and waged by stupid individuals then this parade would be like sticking a needle in the wound still fresh. We should all mourn the demised young people. Everybody lost in that senseless fracas. For those of you who are familiar with the area where this theatrics took place you will see that it is not too far from where the vagabond ‘liberators’ torched down a modern farm that provides the means hundreds to make a living. Btw, who gave them this behemoth sitting duck tank? Were you Xi or Putin? Somebody was making a fool of himself by showing off this bamboo stick! Any F16 pilot would love and be thrilled to encounter this fluffy walrus rumbling below. It would be like enjoying an exciting Nintendo game!!! And that pilot will not register any kill claim. It would just tooooooo Easy!!!!!!


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