Leader of Tigray’s forces tells Ethiopia PM to ‘stop the madness’
In a phone interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Debretsion Gebremichael, who heads the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), said he remains near the Tigray capital, Mekelle, which the Ethiopian army on Saturday said it now controlled.
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Gebremichael also told Reuters that some Eritrean soldiers fighting alongside the Ethiopian federal forces had been taken prisoner by his side.
Abiy won a Nobel Peace Prize last year for making peace with Eritrea, but the TPLF continues to regard the country as a mortal enemy.