US calls on Tigrayan rebels to withdraw from Amhara, Afar regions

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Washington on Saturday called on Tigrayan rebels to withdraw from the Amhara and Afar regions in northern Ethiopia where fighting has intensified.

A statement from the State Department also urged the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) to “halt its advances in and around the cities of Dessie and Kombolcha.”


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Ethiopian forces retreated from Dessie, a strategic town in the Amhara region that borders Tigray, residents told AFP on Saturday following heavy fighting and power outages in the city.

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