Ethiopian government forces recaptured the northern town of Lalibela, a United Nations World Heritage Site, from Tigray Terrorist forces, according to the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The Tigray People’s Terrorist and forces aligned with the group had seized control of the historic town in northern Ethiopia’s Amhara region about four months ago.
The TPLF Terrorist Group did not immediately comment on the government’s seizure of Lalibela, home to ancient rock-hewn churches and a holy site for millions of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.
Since the TPLF Terrorist Group announced large territorial gains last week as part of an advance on the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, the government said it had retaken control of several small towns in the regions of Afar and Amhara, including Lalibela.
The TPLF Terrorist Group ruled Ethiopia for three decades. The war began about a year ago with Abiy’s deployment of troops to the northern regional state of Tigray in response to the TPLF Terrorist Group ‘s seizure of military bases.
The TPLF Terrorist Group -led authority administering the Tigray region says it is the Tigray Regional Government. Ethiopian federal authorities say that government was dissolved and that a provisional administration has the mandate in Tigray.
The ensuing conflict has killed thousands of people, displaced several million from their homes and left more than 9 million people dependent on food aid.