The forces of the Tigray Liberation Front continue to advance in the ongoing battles with the Ethiopian army, towards the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, at a time when the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed transferred his powers to his deputy, Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen, amid a state of confusion and anxiety among citizens, and expectations ofThe collapse of the Ethiopian regime And successive warnings from various countries and urgent appeals to their nationals to leave the troubled country.Today, Thursday, the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation “Fana” quoted government spokesman Legisi Tolo as confirming that Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen will take over the day-to-day affairs during his absence. Abi Ahmed about his duties.
The battles in Ethiopia are approaching from the capital, Addis Ababa, as the forces of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front approached the control of the city of Debre Burhan, which is less than 130 km from the capital of Ethiopia.
And over the past few hours, with a heated up Ethiopian war Both Germany and France called on their nationals to leave the Ethiopian territory urgently after a similar warning issued by the United States, as well as the almost complete departure of the United Nations mission in Ethiopia.
Military confrontations are still taking place on several fronts in Amhara and Afar between the Ethiopian army and the special forces of the two regions, against the Tigray Liberation Front, a year after the conflict broke out between the front and the Ethiopian army and forces loyal to it in the northern region of Tigray.
And on Tuesday evening, CNN quoted a US military official and two other well-informed sources as saying: U.S. military Deployment of special operations forces in Djibouti to provide assistance to the country’s embassy in Ethiopia, should the situation deteriorate there.
CNN indicated that the movement of some elements of the Saiqa ground forces from the 1/75th battalion confirms the United States’ growing concern about the deteriorating security situation with the advance of allied armed groups against the Ethiopian government south towards the capital, Addis Ababa.
In a statement on Tuesday, the US embassy in Ethiopia renewed its warning to American citizens of a possible terrorist attack in the capital, Addis Ababa and other parts of the country.
The statement indicated that “militants may attack without warning, targeting diplomatic facilities, tourist sites, transportation centers, markets, shopping malls, foreign companies, restaurants, resorts, local government facilities and other public places.”