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Ethiopia Declares Ceasefire After Separatists Claim Tigray’s Capital City  

HeadlineJun 29, 2021

In Ethiopia, rebel fighters in the war-torn Tigray region are dismissing the Ethiopian government’s unilateral declaration of a ceasefire after its military retreated from Tigray’s capital Mekelle on Monday. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front has claimed control of the city’s airport and other strategic areas and says its forces will continue to drive out Ethiopian troops from the region. Nearly a million civilians have been internally displaced since Ethiopia launched an offensive against Tigray separatists in November. The United Nations says the fighting has pushed 350,000 people to the brink of famine.

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