Ethiopia PM: Tigray forces have 72-hour to surrender regional capital

Members of the Amhara Special Force patrol in Soroka village in Amhara region near a border with Tigray, Ethiopia November 9, 2020. (Reuters)

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan regional forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins an offensive on the regional capital of Mekelle.

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“We urge you to surrender peacefully within 72 hours, recognizing that you are at the point of no return,” Abiy said in a Twitter message on Sunday evening.

Tigrayan forces could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Last Update: Sunday, 22 November 2020 KSA 21:16 - GMT 18:16