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Coalition forces advancing to Mersa and Mekelle

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Eritrea: Editorial SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 Minister of Information

Coalition forces are advancing to the towns of Mersa and Mekelle

A coalition of security forces led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has cut off the main road to Woldia Mekelle.

Government communication office on Saturday confirmed that a joint operation of Ethiopian Defense Force, Regional Special Forces and Fano controlled Mersa and Kobo towns in the south of Mekelle.

A coalition of security forces led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has seized key military strongholds in Arjo, Fokisa and Boren, including the Zobl plateau, which is strategically located on the Eastern Front’s.

Similarly, by controlling the Gura Worke areas, Woldia Mekelle cut off the main highway and left the enemy without a way out. Meanwhile, the combined forces are advancing on Hara, taking control of the cities and mountains of Dire Roca and Sodoma, which are a great military importance.

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On the Wuchale front, it is moving towards Mersa town, controlling the rolling hills of Ambasal, Robit and Golbon, Milk Kotchan in Werebabo district, Kolbon, Merkata and Fajin areas in Habru district.
During the operation on these fronts, the large number of tplf forces was killed, wounded, and taken captive.

Government said that the forces are marching further north in the direction of Mekelle.

In the West Wollo front, Alem Amba, Meqdela and Goshmeda are freed from Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) forces.

The Ethiopian government claims that the TPLF forces are encircled by joint Ethiopian forces. It further added that an effort is underway to ensure that the tplf forces are not taking looted property from the areas they controlled for about five weeks.

On the other hand reports of extensive destruction of properties by the TPLF in cities like Kombolcha and Dessie. social service providing organisations were the targets.

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