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US Condemns Ongoing Airstrikes on Ethiopia's Tigray

Sun 09 Jan 2022 | 10:30 PM
NaDa Mustafa

The US Department of State called on Sunday, for an immediate end to the ongoing strikes on Ethiopia's Tigray region.


"Ongoing airstrikes in Tigray resulting in civilian casualties are unacceptable," The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs tweeted.


"We redouble our call for an immediate end to hostilities, the prompt launching of an inclusive national dialogue, and unhindered access so aid can reach all Ethiopian communities in need," it affirmed.


It is worth mentioning that, Ethiopia launched airstrikes on the Tigray region, where the strike carried out by the Ethiopian army killed 56 people and wounded 30.


“An airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region killed 56 people and injured 30, including children, in a camp for displaced people,” two aid workers told Reuters on Saturday, citing local authorities and eyewitness accounts.


The two workers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added that local authorities had confirmed the death toll, and both sent pictures of the injured, including many children, as they were taken to hospitals.


The two sources said that the strike targeted the camp located in the town of Didbet in the region near the border with Eritrea.

The Ethiopian raid on Tigray comes a day after the Ethiopian government announced the launching of a dialogue with opposition political figures in the context of paving the way for a permanent solution to Ethiopia’s problems in a peaceful manner for reaching a comprehensive national consultation.