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Ethiopian officials threaten to send troops back into Tigray

The Guardian

By Jason Burke

June 30, 2021

Ethiopian military and diplomatic officials have threatened to send troops back into Tigray less than 48 hours after announcing that Addis Ababa had declared a unilateral ceasefire in the devastated northern province.

The announcement on Wednesday that Ethiopian federal forces would withdraw from Tigray caught many observers by surprise, and signals a major shift in strategy. However, the new threat underlines the fragility of any current calm.

Ethiopian military officers suggested the troops had been withdrawn because they had achieved their aims.

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