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Eritrea withdraws troops from Ethiopia, where it has been involved in the Tigray War – Abroad

Eritrea has fought on the side of the Ethiopian government.

Eritrea withdraws troops from Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, said Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday.

Eritrea is embroiled in an internal conflict in its neighboring country that erupted in November, with Ethiopian government forces fighting the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Eritrea has fought its old enemy on the side of the Ethiopian government.

For months, both Eritrea and Ethiopia denied the presence of Eritrean troops, despite many observations from local residents, aid workers, and even Ethiopian government officials. Abiy finally admitted the matter to Parliament on Tuesday. On Thursday, he flew to Eritrea to negotiate with the president Isaias Finishing with.

Both Eritrean and Ethiopian forces have been accused of atrocities against civilians in the Tigray conflict. According to Amnesty, Eritrean forces, for example, killed hundreds of civilians in the city of Aksum.

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Source site www.is.fi

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