Tigray War

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Tigray conflict
Part of conflicts in the Horn of Africa
Tigray in Ethiopia.svg
Location of Tigray Region in Ethiopia
(For a more detailed map, see here.)
Date4 November 2020 – present
(1 year and 2 weeks)
Status Ongoing
Tigray Region
Commanders and leaders
Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed
(Prime Minister of Ethiopia)
Ethiopia Birhanu Jula
(ENDF Chief of Staff)
Ethiopia Kenea Yadeta
(Minister of Defence)
Eritrea Isayas Afeworki
(President of Eritrea)
Eritrea Filipos Woldeyohannes
(Chief of the Defence Staff)
Tiruneh Temesgen
(Chief Administrator of Amhara Region, early November 2020)
Agegnehu Teshager
(Chief Administrator of Amhara Region, as of late November 2020)
Debretsion Gebremichael
(Chief Administrator of Tigray Region and TPLF Chairman)
Getachew Reda
(TPLF Spokesperson)[1]
Units involved
Ethiopia Ethiopian National Defense Force
Eritrea Eritrean Defence Forces

140,000 (Ethiopia)[3]
320,000 (Eritrea)

  • 16 divisions[4]
Casualties and losses
Hundreds killed[6] Hundreds killed[6]
4770 killed (government claim)[7]
4770 civilians killed[8]

The Tigray conflict is an ongoing armed conflict that began in November 2020 in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, between the Tigray Region special forces and the Ethiopian National Defense Force, in alliance with the Amhara Region special forces.[9]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Getachew Reda talks about the state of war situation in Tigray
  2. "Wieder Luftangriffe der Armee in Tigray". Deutsche Welle. 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  3. "Ethiopian troops 'liberate' key town in Tigray, claim officials". The Guardian. 17 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  4. https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2020/11/15/is-the-horn-of-africa-facing-a-wider-conflict/
  5. "Air strikes in Ethiopia's Tigray region will continue, PM says". CNN. Reuters. 7 November 2020. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Paravicini, Giulia (9 November 2020). "Hundreds dead in worsening Ethiopian conflict, sources say". Reuters. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  7. "Ethiopia: 550 rebels dead as Tigray offensive continues". Anadolu Agency. 11 November 2020. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  8. "Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: 'Civilians massacred', says Amnesty International". BBC News. 13 November 2020.
  9. Paravicini, Giulia; Endeshaw, Dawit (4 November 2020). "Ethiopia sends army into Tigray region, heavy fighting reported". Reuters. Retrieved 4 November 2020.