Tigrayan fighters announce they are withdrawing from rest of Ethiopia

Debretsion Gebremichael, leader of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front

DW- The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) said its forces will be returning to Tigray. The group’s head said the move “will be a decisive opening for peace.”

TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael said the withdrawal will be a “decisive opening for peace”

The leaders of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) announced on Monday that its forces would be withdrawing from a number of areas in Ethiopia and returning to Tigray.

“We trust that our bold act of withdrawal will be a decisive opening for peace,” wrote Debretsion Gebremichael, the head of the TPLF, in a letter to the United Nations.

Party spokesman Getachew Reda said on Twitter that the withdrawal had been completed in two regions and accused the international community of being slow to take action against Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and what he called his “regional partners in crime.”

“We have just completed the withdrawal of our forces from both Amhara and Afar regions,” Getachew tweeted.

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