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Eritrean chief accuses US of supporting rebels in Tigray battle

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Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki has accused the US of supporting Tigrayan rebels through the not too long ago concluded civil conflict in northern Ethiopia. President Afwerki was talking throughout a Sunday interview with native media the place he claimed that the peace deal signed between Ethiopia and the Tigray Individuals’s Liberation Entrance (TPLF) was rushed by the US to stop the rebels from shedding within the battlefield.

Within the interview, he additionally admitted for the primary time that a whole bunch of hundreds of individuals died within the battle, although he didn’t elaborate on Eritrean casualties.

Final week, the reclusive chief denied experiences that Eritrean troops dedicated conflict crimes in neighbouring Ethiopia the place that they had been deployed to battle alongside federal troops and professional authorities militia.

Eritrea’s military supported Ethiopian forces throughout conflict in opposition to the TPLF and has been accused by america and rights teams of among the battle’s worst atrocities.