Sunday , January 17 2021

First LD: Former Ethiopian Foreign Minister killed in battle – Xinhua

ADDIS ABABA, JANUARY 13 (Xinhua) – Ethiopia’s national defense force announced on Wednesday afternoon the death of former Ethiopian Foreign Minister Termin Spin during a battle in the northern Tigray state.

Brigadier General Tesfai Aylo, head of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), said Termin Spin was killed alongside Assamlas Voldesli, the former whip of the former Ethiopian parliament and Abbey Tzahai, a former Ethiopian federal minister during an earlier battle on Wednesday.

Ialo said five senior civilians and military officers were captured in the military operation, state-run Ethiopia media reported.

The Ethiopian federal government has been carrying out military operations in the northernmost Tigray regional state since November 4 against the Tigray Popular Liberation Front (TPLF), which used to control the region, following the TPLF’s alleged attack on the ENDF’s Northern Command. End date

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