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Dembecha : heavy fighting between Fano, Ethiopian Defense Force 

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An intense battle between Fano and the Ethiopian Defense Force was reported in the Dembecha area of East Gojjam zone in the Amhara region. 

A resident who spoke to VOA Amharic, on condition of anonymity for safety reasons, said there has been an intense exchange of fire since Thursday. 

The clash is said to be more serious near Yechereka town – about seven kilometers from Dembecha town. 

When the witness was speaking to VOA Amharic on the phone, a gunfire exchange was overheard in the background. 

Residents of Dembecha town are leaving the city. 

Another resident from Amanuel town in the nearby area said a fighting is going on between Fano and the Ethiopian Defense Force.  He said it started around 1 p.m. on Thursday and has been going on since then. 

The extent of casualties from the clash is unknown yet. The source said it reached out to Ethiopian government authorities but there was no response. 

Fano and Ethiopian government forces were fighting in the Quara  area of Gondar region earlier this week. 

The number of civilian casualties from the war is mounting as the Ethiopian government is shelling residential areas in cities and towns with artillery. In Finote Selam, Gojam, government used drones to attack civilians. At last 28 were killed in the attack.  

Amnesty International on Friday released statement saying that “The Ethiopian government must immediately grant independent investigators and media access to the Amhara region as reports of gross human rights violations emerge following ongoing armed confrontations between the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) and the local armed Fano militia” 

A few days ago, the Command Post – a body that is overseeing the state of emergency legislation in Ethiopia – reported that normalcy is returned to the Amhara region of Ethiopia. 

It has been several weeks now since the Fano forces in the Amhara region have been battling the Ethiopian Defense Force resisting Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s move to disarm them , and also opposing attacks on ethnic Amhara in different parts of Ethiopia. 

Post-Pretoria agreement alliance between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – and planned transfer of Welkait – a part of Gondar that TPLF annexed in 1991 to make it part of Tigray region – to the TPLF administration under Tigray region has fueled the clash between Fano and the Ethiopian Defense Force. 

Fano fighters say they were betrayed by the Abiy Ahmed government. During the two years’ war between Abiy Ahmed’s government and the TPLF forces, Fano fought along the Ethiopian Defense Force. The Fanos were allowed to arm themselves if they captured firearms during the war against TPLF. 

There are voices that are calling for a peaceful resolution of the conflict. However, the federal government seems to be demonstrating interest in intensifying forceful measures in the Amhara region.

On Wednesday, the African Union called for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Amhara region. And today, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Abune Mathias, called for peace. 

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7 COMMENTS

  1. True to his oromo genes, this guy knows only how to kill, dismember organs, disgorge embryos and eliminate men and elders and keep young women as concubines and kids as slaves….this has been the tradition for the last 400 years. It willl not stop now – the only option left is for the Amhara to fight for survival..or else they will erase us from the surface of the earth

    • With this kind of thinking we will never have peace in Ethiopia. Please get the hate out of your heart. Stop thinking in tribes. That’s the tplf way of thinking. Don’t succumb to it. Think about the humanity of all of Ethiopia. Our nation deserves peace and development.

  2. Fanno has to stop killing all non-Amhara people by sticking names on them and affiliating them with the OLA, TPLF, or other groups. It is the right time to dismantle MahibreKidusan, a satanic Amhara genocidal association playing religious cards and enjoying the best of both worlds by acting like a religious leader and meddling in the socio-economic and political affairs of the state.

    Due to Andargachew Tsege’s demonic, nasty rhetoric, many lives have been adversely affected and have been subjected to mass killings and arrests. Andargachew Tsege, Abebe Belew, Habtamu Ayalew, and those who share their genocidal views are genociders and should be brought to justice.

    ———Dismantle Mahibrekidusan genociders and disband the stinky tail of mahibrekidusan which is Enat party—-

  3. The poorly trained and motivated government army is sustaining losses in the war against the Eritrean trained and armed Amhara forces. The Amhara forces will be used as proxies by Eritrea to remove the government and control Ethiopia. Tigray as a regional power will be forced to intervene to defend its national interests specially the security of Oromia. Eritrea and Tigray are the regional powers competing for influence in Ethiopia and the region.

  4. The despot and incompetent tyrant is in a pickle. The TPLF has cleverly resurrected itself and inserted its claws back in the federal government.

    The carpet has been pulled out of abiy’s feet. The last bulwark of his core support was the Amhara. The Amhara now has no tolerance and do not want to see this lying, conniving con artist and imposter for a second. The TpLF is getting the upper hand and laying the ground work to punish its unruly and ungrateful offspring, abiy Ahmed woh revolted and massacred the core TPLF team in his quest for power.

    ትህነግ ወቅቷንና ጊዜዋን ጠብቃ ይሄን አሳድጋ በላያዋ ላይ የአመፀውን የእንግዴ ልጇን አብይ አህመድንን በርበሬ : አጥና : ሱሪውን አውልቃ ገላጋይ በሌለበት ሙልጭ አድርጋ ለመግረፍ: ትናንትና በፓርላማ እየደነፋ “የትግራይን እናቶች ልጆቻቸውን ምን እንዳረግናቸው ሂዱናጠይቁ ” ብሎ የተመፃደቀውን አብይ አህመድንና የኦሮሙማ ፈሪ ግብስብስ አውሬ ሰራዊቱን አድብታ እየጠበቀች ነው::

  5. Are you happy now with the allies that you chose. Abiy bought cheap drones from Turk and China, because they are cheap and because more advanced countries didn’t want to sell him drones knowing that he is going to use them against his own people. He used them on the Tigreans and you were celebrating, now he is using them on Ahmara and now you are crying, soon he will use the on the oromo and on everyone that will challenge his rule. So stop blaming othes and get your wold relationships right… This government is on the way of becoming a new Idi Amin of Uganda, Kandafi of Libya and all the other warlords of Africa that are using fear and death to enrich their self, family and close circle of yes-men!
    So please my Ethiopian brothers, with your beautiful coulture and ancient history, use your wisdom and unite to get rid of this wolf wearing a sheeps skin.

  6. Are you happy now with the allies that you chose. Abiy bought cheap drones from Turk and China, because they are cheap and because more advanced countries didn’t want to sell him drones knowing that he is going to use them against his own people. He used them on the Tigreans and you were celebrating, now he is using them on Ahmara and now you are crying, soon he will use the on the oromo and on everyone that will challenge his rule. So stop blaming othes and get your wold relationships right… This government is on the way of becoming a new Idi Amin of Uganda, Kandafi of Libya and all the other warlords of Africa that are using fear and death to enrich their self, family and close circle of yes-men!
    So please my Ethiopian brothers, with your beautiful coulture and ancient history, use your wisdom and unite to get rid of this wolf wearing a sheeps skin.

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