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Amhara troops, allied with Ethiopia, withdraw from Tigrah after agreeing to peace

Addis Ababa, Jan 13. The Ethiopian federal Army announced on Thursday the withdrawal of forces from the Amhara region of neighboring Tigré, another of the points agreed upon by the Ethiopian government and the Tigrin rebels in their peace pact last November, which ended to a two-year war.

“The Amhara Special Forces, which have been on duty in and around the region, have been expelled,” the Ethiopian federal army announced in a statement collected today by local media.

Amhara, an ally of the federal Armed Forces, fought against the insurgent Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigre (PFLT) – the party that governed the region when the conflict broke out – on Tigrin territory.

The Amhara troops were inspected and dismissed in the presence of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Federal Army, Abebaw Tadesse.

Thus, according to the Ethiopian Army, the military authorities intend to continue complying with what was agreed in the peace pact that Ethiopia and the PFLT signed on November 2 in Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa, under the auspices of the African Union (AU). .

“Many movements are taking place after the peace agreement,” the aforementioned statement added.

Before the peace pact, the UN had denounced a “de facto humanitarian blockade” in Tigré since the start of the war.

But the region has seen in recent months a gradual return of humanitarian aid and the restoration of commercial flights, electricity and banking operations, as established by the agreement.

Furthermore, the AU confirmed this week that the TPPF has already started handing over its heavy weapons.

The war began on November 4, 2020, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered a crackdown on the PFLT in response to an attack on a federal military base and an escalation of political tensions.

Thousands of people died and at least two million had to leave their homes. EFE

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