August 19, 2022

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Ethiopian govt forces enter Alamata town in southern Tigray

Ethiopian government forces and Amhara regional forces have entered Alamata town. Pictures are being shared showing the presence of government soldiers in Alamata town.

Alamata is situated in southern Tigray. Two days ago, Tigray forces withdrew from all their territorial gains in Amhara and Afar regions. Tigray President Debretsion Gebremichael yesterday confirmed the withdrawal of his forces back into Tigray.

But Ethiopian government forces are continuing their military operations. Yesterday heavy airstrikes on Alamata, Korem, Maychew, and Mekelle cities of Tigray were reported.

Though Tigray forces, after suffering military setbacks in Amhara and Afar regions in recent weeks, have retreated back into Tigray, Ethiopian government forces are not stopping their operations. Alamata is the first town of Tigray which has come under the control of the Ethiopian government and Amhara forces. Amhara and Tigray regions have conflicting territorial claims over Alamata and other towns in the Raya zone which borders Amhara and Tigray.