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Ethiopia’s Tigray forces enter neighbouring Afar region, Afar says


July 19, 2021

ADDIS ABABA July 19 (Reuters) – Forces from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have mounted attacks in neighbouring Afar region, a spokesman for Afar said on Monday, marking an expansion of an eight-month-old conflict into a previously untouched area.

Tigrayan fighters crossed into Afar on Saturday and Afar forces and allied militias were still fighting them on Monday, Afar spokesman Ahmed Koloyta said.

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