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Ethiopia : Fano forces battled Ethiopian Defense in Gondar 

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The Ethiopian government has been claiming for several weeks now it has control over most of the cities in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. Fano combatant forces whom the Ethiopian government called “robbers” were “weakened” and the remaining work was securing pocket areas. The situation on the ground does not seem to be that way. 

There are reports that fighting is still underway in many parts of the Amhara region. DW Amharic on Sunday reported an intense fighting between Fano and government forces. Residents from the city have confirmed the development. 

Local news sources have confirmed that Fano Forces launched an attack on selected targets in the Gondar at 4 a.m. in the morning. An intense fighting went on for several hours, especially in the part of the city known as Shewa Dabo Bet. A police station and prison facilities were also targeted – apparently with the objective to set prisoners free – something that Fano forces have done before at least in two locations in the region. 

Government forces have used heavy artillery shelling in the city as the fighting became intense.  Government forces have been heavily relying on artillery shelling in the battles against Fano. The Defense plan was to complete the fight against Fano within a few weeks but it has turned out to be months now and there does not seem to be an end in sight. 

Residents of Gondar city have told DW Amharic that activities in the city were halted. The battle has caused serious human and material losses. 

Other local news sources have confirmed that the human and property loss was heavy. However, no specified figure is provided.  Bodies were seen littered in the city.  A senior police commander in the city is among the dead, according to Ethiopian News sources. 

The Ethiopian Defense Force on Sunday confirmed that there was an incident in Gondar. “The radical force that is making business in the name of Fano has been burned with the fire it started in Gondar,” said the statement from the Defense Force. 

The defense force added, “The group has committed unethical action in Kebele 18 of Gondar burning cooperatives where consumers buy sugar, cooking oil, and other consumption goods.” 

It also said that Fano’s claims of captives and killings of Ethiopian Defense Force members are incorrect and said that the Defense Force has killed members of Fano who came to attack Gondar.  

It further claimed that it had killed Kirubel Kindu, Melkamu Abebew and Eshete whom it called fano leaders. It did not specify the number and it said it is “under investigation.” It has also said several Fano members were wounded but again the number is unspecified. 

Most of the Amhara region has become completely ungovernable to the ruling Prosperity party. 

Many local news sources indicate a fighting is going on in the region including in the rest of Gondar zone. Several video footage showing captured  Ethiopian soldiers are circulating on social media platforms. 

In the Minjar area, Oromia region special forces with support from the Defense Force are said to have controlled Awura Godana town along the Ethio-Djibouti railway and road and already renamed it as “Qorke” to make it part of the Oromia region of Ethiopia. 

The Defense Force or the government has not remarked about the situation in Awura Godana. 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. QUOTE: “Ethiopia : Fano forces battled Ethiopian Defense in Gondar” UNQUOTE , September 25, 2023

    Humble Commentary, 25 Sept 2023
    1) The next is Gojjam, Tigray and ……………please list them
    2) Ethiopia is heading to disintegration into pieces
    3) The SPIRIT of Halie Sellassie, Menelik, Tedros Yohannes etc, must be rolling in their spiritual graves
    4) And consequentially, it is time to admit that there is no longer the spirit of ETHIOPIA .
    5) Just pieces of parts and GONE WITH WIND!!!!!!
    6) How about countless Ethiopians residing comfortably outside of Ethiopia?
    7) OH! OH! OH! NO PROBLEM . I HAVE A CONFESSION: I HAVE — ABSOLUTELY — NO PROBLEM
    8) I make myself busy writing what ever pups in my mind to occupy myself s — NOT TO LIBERATE ETHIOPIA.
    9) It is also essential that we ALL make ourselves known and admired by other people who have nothing to do
    but hallucinate.
    10) LOSERS are always helpful to each other. I KNOW IT, after all I am ……………please fill the gap
    11). And there are countless people, again like me >>>> writing useless narration, as I am doing at this moment. 12) NOW, watch the reaction.
    13. And so the LIFE in our beloved birth place will continue to be the play ground of colonialists from around
    the Globe.
    14). WE ARE ABSOLUTELY STAGNANT AND HOPELESS TO RETAIN OUR ANCIENT RICH CONTINENT, NAMED
    “DARK” AFRICA. How do you like THAT !!!!!!???
    ———— GOOD BYE ————-

  2. Funny, which once are real Fanos? The one who are wearing Tplf scarve called Shirit is liberation fronts scarve. So is the real Fano hijacked? It seems so. I don’t think there is real Fano or movement to liberalize Amara or Ethiopia. It is another Tplf who is trained in Eritrea. The so called Mire Wedajo has Tigre accent. There are no freedom from Amara or Ethiopia. These groups are there to reinforce liberation fronts that maybe threatening pp in case if it betrays. It is not to counter Olf. For gods sake, Olf has been training for decades in Sawa, and still the same. So there seem to be confusion.. They are there to oust pp maybe and give power fully to Olf to disintegrate Ethiopia. But, Ethiopians and Amaras are being deceived once again. It is unclear and very suspicious who these groups are.

  3. Ed!!! Hit it!!!

    War!!!
    What is it good for?) Absolutely nothing
    Listen to me, awwwww!
    War I despise
    ‘Cause it means destruction of innocent lives
    War means tears to thousands of mothers’ eyes!

    War, huh) Good God y’all
    What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, say it again
    War, huh Lord, lord, lord, lord
    What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!

    Listen to me!
    War, It ain’t nothing but a heartbreaker
    War, Friend only to the undertaker, awwww!
    War is the enemy of all mankind
    The thought of war blows my mind
    War has caused unrest, within the younger generation
    Induction then destruction! When their sons go out to fight and lose their lives!

    War, huh, good God y’all
    What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, say it, say it, say it
    War, huh Oh-ohh yeah, huh
    What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!

    Listen to me
    War, It ain’t nothing but a heartbreaker
    War, It’s got one friend, that’s the undertaker, awwww
    War has shattered many young men’s dreams
    Made them disabled, bitter and mean
    Life is much too short and precious to be fighting wars these days
    War can’t give life, it can only take it away, awwww!

    War, It ain’t nothing but a heartbreaker
    War, Friend only to the undertaker, woooo!
    Peace, love and understanding
    Tell me, is there no place for them today?
    They say we must fight to keep our freedom
    But Lord knows there’s gotta be a better way, ooohhh!!!

    War, Good God y’all
    What is it good for? You tell me, say it, say it, say it, say it!
    War, huh good God y’all
    What is it good for? Stand up and shout it! Nothing!!!!!!

    My homie Ed belted that out more than 50 years ago for all of us to heed. Others listened but not you niggers!!! Damn, damn, damn, damn, damned you niggers!!! Damned, damned, damned you niggers!!!!

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