Media: fighting breaks out on border between Eritrea and Tigray state
Fighting with heavy artillery is currently taking place on the border between the rebellious Ethiopian state of Tigray and Eritrea. Somali news portal Somali Guardian reported this on Monday.
The shelling is so intense that it forces residents of Eritrea’s border regions to leave their homes and seek refuge in mountain caves.
The command of the militant wing of the regional Popular Front for the Liberation of the Tigray (PNLF), which has revolted against the federal authorities in Ethiopia, claim that Eritrean motorized units have crossed the border and are now trying to launch an offensive in several areas of the state.
Earlier, on November 14, the NPLT armed formations launched a missile attack on the airport of the Eritrean capital Asmara and the surrounding urban areas, which was confirmed by party chairman Debrezion Geberemichael, who until November 7 was acting president of Tigray.
Recall that on November 3, the armed formations of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigray attacked military facilities in the administrative center of Tigray, the city of Mekele, and killed several military personnel, as well as seized warehouses. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, speaking on national television on November 4, announced that he had ordered additional military units to be sent to Tigray to stabilize the situation in the region and arrest the leaders of the NFOT, but so far the operation has not yielded any results.