Today, Wednesday, Tigray forces published a video that they said was of the “Ethiopian prisoners of war (POW)”, who numbered 11,000.
According to the video, which was published by a member of the Tigray Office of Foreign Affairs, Kendia Gebrehot on his Twitter account, “the prisoners of the Ethiopian army in the forces of the “Tigray Popular Liberation Front (TPLF)” appear.
Gebrehot said that their number is 11,000, without giving further details.
For more than 8 months, the territories have witnessed clashes between the Ethiopian government forces with some of the areas that it later supported on the one hand, and the forces of the Tigray Liberation Front, and in addition to the number of people suffering from starvation.
The United Nations (UN) announced that the war has caused thousands of deaths.
The Tigray Liberation Forces succeeded in controlling the region and defeating the Ethiopian army last June. Their forces are holding about 5,000 Ethiopian government forces.
At the end of last July, the Ethiopian Tigray Liberation Front confirmed that it would not stop its battles with the Ethiopian army until the fall of the current Ethiopian government, according to the Al Arabiya satellite channel.
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has warned that the food aid it has provided to Ethiopia’s Tigray region will run out this week, the Associated Press reported.
The UN program had revealed earlier this month the resumption of aid deliveries to the region, which suffers from a food crisis that has reached the point of famine.
According to United Nations statistics, more than 400,000 residents of the region are currently suffering from starvation.