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Ethiopia is at risk of a full-scale war breaking out due to the conflict in Tigray

Ethiopia is at risk of a full-scale war breaking out due to the conflict in Tigray

Special forces and militias from Ethiopia’s regions are mobilizing to back the federal government’s military operations in Tigray. The conflict has spread to at least six more regions, including Oromia, Ethiopia’s most populous region. Thousands have been killed.

Key Summary

  • Ethiopia’s special forces and militias are mobilizing to support the federal government’s military operations in Tigray.
  • Amhara, a large region bordering the south of Tigray, has been fighting alongside federal troops.
  • Since the fighting broke out in November 2020, thousands of people have been killed.

Special forces and militias from other Ethiopian regions are mobilizing to support the federal government’s military operations in Tigray, potentially intensifying the country’s conflict.

Since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched the military attack in Tigray in November, regular forces from Amhara, a huge region bordering the south of the country, have been fighting alongside federal troops, according to DW News.

As a result, at least six more regions, including Oromia, Ethiopia’s most populated region, have joined the battle.

Ethiopia has a federal system with ten ethnically-based regional states (and two city administrations). According to DW News, each country has its own special forces, as well as local militia groups made up of farmers, comparable to a home guard squad.

Thousands of people have been killed and more than 2 million people have been displaced in Ethiopia’s northern region since war broke out in November 2020.

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