By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
November 19, 2022 (NAIROBI) – Eritrea continues to ship navy reinforcements to the Tigray area regardless of the latest peace settlement, in accordance with a press release issued by the regional authorities on Saturday.
Earlier this month, the Ethiopian authorities and the Tigray Individuals’s Liberation Entrance (TPLF) agreed to a ceasefire as a primary step to ending the two-year battle.
In a press release issued on Saturday, the Tigray Communication Affairs Workplace mentioned Eritrean troops proceed to commit horrific atrocities towards the folks of Tigray.
After the signing of the peace settlement in South Africa and Kenya, Tigray hoped the structure can be revered, hostilities would stop, and Eritrean forces would withdraw from Tigray, mentioned the Tigray media workplace.
Nonetheless, Eritrea is deploying extra forces to Tigray and has intensified all varieties of atrocities after the peace settlement, learn the assertion.
“As an alternative of withdrawing its forces from Tigray, the Eritrean regime who will not be proud of the signed peace settlement is sending new military items into Tigray territory and committing numerous atrocities towards our folks”.
Even after the peace settlement, Eritrean troopers continued to commit sexual assaults, killings, massacres, and property looting, in accordance with the assertion.
The Eritrean forces are “committing sexual assaults and violence towards ladies in its worst kind, brutally massacring civilians” and are “looting and taking the assets and properties of the folks and authorities of Tigray in autos to Eritrea whereas destroying and burning what can’t be taken”
Tigray’s heritage, together with historic relics and artefacts of Tigray, can also be being looted or destroyed on a big scale by the Eritrean military, in accordance with the assertion.
The regional authorities urged the Ethiopian authorities and the worldwide group to take sturdy actions to cease the continued widespread atrocities and to impact the withdrawal of the Eritrean forces.
“Due to this fact, the Ethiopian authorities and the worldwide group should instantly cease the atrocities and injustices being dedicated by the dictator Isaias Afewerki towards Tigray and its folks”
The regional authorities of Tigray referred to as on the worldwide group, particularly the African Union, the United Nations, the US, and the European Union, to take harder motion towards the regime.
In the meantime, Eritrean forces on Saturday summarily gunned down 63 civilians in Tigray, at AdiJeganu locality of Egela district, witnesses and regional officers mentioned.
Among the many victims, 10 have been youngsters aged between six months and 5 years outdated. Some are members of the identical household.
4 members of a single family have been among the many fallen.
The occupying Eritrean items ordered the villagers to return to a compact area earlier than taking pictures at them, mentioned an eyewitness.