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Tigray marks third-year anniversary of the war on Tigray

MekelleŠć° 5th November 2023(Tigray Herald)

Tigray marks third-year anniversary of the war on Tigray

The Tigrai Interim Administration commemorates third-year anniversary of the commencement of what it describes as a full-fledged genocidal war on Tigray.

In a statement issued this afternoon, the IRA asserts that this war was initiated in response to the people of Tigray seeking their constitutionally guaranteed right to self-determination and self-administration.

“The people of Tigray repeatedly sought political discussions to resolve their differences prior to the outbreak of the war. However, they were compelled to engage in the conflict to safeguard their interests, as their pleas fell on deaf ears,” the statement read.

The administration further contends that the Ethiopian, Amhara, and Eritrean forces, in alliance, meticulously prepared for the war with the objective of eradicating Tigray’s cultural heritage, religious institutions, and its entire population.

“The actions of these forces have left an indelible stain. Even now, those under the control of the invading forces continue to endure unspeakable suffering, and the plight of those in IDP camps is beyond words,” the statement added.

Commemorating the day, the Administration also reiterated its commitment to collaborating with the federal government to seek solutions to unresolved issues.

“The war and its devastating consequences will not be forgotten. We will strive to hold the perpetrators accountable and work to prevent the recurrence of such a catastrophic situation on Tigray’s soil,” the administration stated.

This war on Tigray erupted on November 4, 2020, and the active hostilities ceased on November 2, 2022, following the signing of a permanent cessation of hostilities agreement between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in Pretoria.

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