Ethiopian army joins fighting against TPLF after two months break

The Ethiopian army Friday launched a ground offensive against forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front after two and half months break.

Information reaching indicated that soldiers of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) have marched in the Afar region to dislodge the Tigrayan troops from there.

This round of offensive against TPLF forces reportedly is part of the final law enforcement operation in northern region of the country.

Currently, there is no fierce fighting in any part of Ethiopia except TPLF’s attack using heavy weapons against civilians in Berhaille district in the Afar region.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Healthy Agency said it has dispached 10 metric tonnes of medicines and medical supplies to Tigray region of Ethiopia.

The shipment arrived in Mekelle, capital city of the region, on Friday afternoon aboard two UN Humanitarian Air Service flights, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The items are the first batch of the 33.5 metric tonnes of medicines, medical supplies, and equipment.“Subsequent shipments will be airlifted over the next few days,” the UN agency added.

According to WHO, aid agencies are stepping up delivery of medical supplies to Mekelle in past weeks via air transport.

Last week, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) flew its tenth cargo plane carrying vital medical supplies into the region.

The increase in the number of flights came after the federal government decided last month to facilitate more flights to Mekelle to augment road transportation of essential supplies to the northern region.