JUBA – The leader of the Terrorist Group Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), Debretsion Gebremichael, is reportedly furious on senior rebel generals who were commanding Terorrist forces in Afar and Amhara regions after earlier orders for them not to step back failed to halt ongoing advance of Ethiopian federal forces.
Top representatives of the insurgent group to the United States of said ongoing victories by federal forces towards the Tigray region has reportedly caused disagreements between Debretsion and senior members of the group who blamed lack of armaments to thwart the government forces’ advance.
One senior member of the group who is in the US said Debretsion had instructed rebel commanders in Afar and Amhara regions not to retreat, but the advance by the Ethiopian federal forces in recent weeks has led to a chaotic retreat with Debretsion working to replace some commanders who were in the epicenter of the fighting in the two regions.
“There was possibility that the genocidal forces of Abiy Ahmed are going to get mercenaries to Afar, Amhara and other areas in Ethiopia in order to try by all means that they drive us and the people of Tigray out and it is on this basis that Chairman Debretsion ordered the commanders in the front lines not to move back an inch,” the official who requested not to be named, said.
“But the orders by the chairman haven’t changed anything in regards to the morale of the forces on the grounds and the commanders had no choice, than ordering the forces to tactically withdrew for a time being to allow reorganization,” the official said.
Another senior member of the group in Nebraska said the announcement by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to move to the front lines had had impacts on the morale of eh forces saying the Prime Minister had come along with forces from outside Ethiopia and a huge armament.
“This has led to morale of the forces being slowed down because Abiy did not come alone, they come with other members of mercenaries from outside Ethiopia and this is why they entered some areas that we recently captured and which we held for several months,” the official said.
“So, the what is on the table now from the chairman is that some of the commanders are to be replaced if the movement is to make a comeback against the genocidal forces of Abiy Ahmed because they withdrew to the extent that they left heavy weapons behind,” he added.