ADDIS ABABA, 10 January 2021 – Ethiopian military authorities said Sunday that they had killed 15 members of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and captured eight others.

The state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) said those captured included Abay Weldu, who was the president of Tigray from 2010 to 2018.

Ethiopian Federal Troops in Tigray

Ethiopian Federal Troops – Ethiopian News Agency via AP

Another former TPLF member, Sebhat Nega, who was captured Friday in Tigray was reportedly transferred to Addis Ababa on Saturday.

The Elusive Debretsion Gebremichael

Tigrayan President Debretsion Gebremichael – Photo TimesLive

The whereabouts of Tigray’s current president, Debretsion Gebremichael, and many military officers of the TPLF, is unknown.

A former deputy commissioner of police for the region was among the 15 killed, according to EBC.

The federal government in Addis Ababa declared victory over the TPLF on 28 November 2021.

Fighting has continued in several parts of the country’s northern region, according to reports by the United Nations.

Thousands of people have been killed in the fighting in Tigray.

Over 60,000 people have fled the fighting into refugee camps in neighboring Sudan..

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