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Tigray news source shares video clip showing Ethiopian helicopter shot down

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Tigray news source, DW TV, has shared a video clip claiming to be showing an Ethiopian Mi-35 attack helicopter shot down in the Afar region of Ethiopia.

Yesterday Getachew Reda, Tigray President’s spokesperson, shared this claim on Twitter that Tigray forces had shot down a gunship helicopter of the Ethiopian air force on Mille front.

Mille is situated on Ethiopia-Djibouti road. Tigray regional forces have been trying to advance towards the strategic road for several weeks. Ethiopian and Afr regional forces claim that they have repelled the TDF attack on Mille.

In the video clip, a helicopter can be seen shot down. It seems that the helicopter was shot down by a MANPAD ( Man-Portable Air Defence System ). Tigray forces are in possession of several IGLA MANPAD.