On Monday, leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region, Debretsion Gebremichael, condemned Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government for using high-tech and lethal weapons including drones during its nearly two-week military offensive against the region.
He also urged the United Nations and African Union to intervene and stop the offensive being waged against his Tigray region.
In a statement, he said, “Ahmed is waging this war on the people of Tigray and he is responsible for the purposeful infliction of human suffering on the people and destruction of major infrastructure projects like the Tekeze Dam and the Wolkait Sugar Factory by air strikes.”
He noted that his forces are fighting Eritrean troops on several fronts.
Last Wednesday, Mr Abiy ordered a military offensive after an army base in the Tigrayan capital, Mekelle, taken over by forces loyal to the regional government of Tigray, following months of worsening tension between Tigrayan leaders and the federal government.
Officials in Sudan, which shares a border with the Tigray region, say at least 6,000 Ethiopians have arrived in the country.