August 8, 2021.
(Report compiled by Getahune Bekele-South Africa)
The little Leningrad situated in the glorious Semien mountain fastness of north Wello, sitting at 2112 meters above sea level. Unconquerable and undefeatable. So far the only city the ragtag TPLF army failed to capture in that part of Ethiopia.
Even when sister towns such as Alamata, Kobo and Lalibela were easily surrendered and then mercilessly looted, Woldia, a commercial hub once known for her traditional Mules market, refused to be overrun by the thieving secessionist TPLF tugs.
According to Woldia communications office report, the city’s heroic mayor Mohammed Yasin (pictured) is currently organizing and leading the fierce resistance like a seasoned five Star General as the national defense forces kept ignominiously retreating southward.
Nevertheless, the battle is still raging in the environs of Woldia.
And August 7, 2021 was another bloody day for the invading TPLF army on the slopes of the misty mount Gurbaya, where the Tigray rebels came face to face with the marauding Fanos (Traditional Amhara guerrillas). Based on a report by radio Hibir, very few Tigray rebels survived the deadly ambush.
Furthermore, a source close to the Fanos (name withheld for security reasons) told the Horn Times by phone few minutes ago that yesterday(Saturday) another group of Tigray rebels were spotted marching to launch a surprise attack on the increasingly fortified Woldia.
“But we cornered them between Doro-gibir and Gedo-ber narrow passages. They took very heavy casualties. And the bandits of Tigray who came from the side of Kore, Manim Yemta and Kera-Hatu districts to enter Woldia were destroyed before quenching their thirst at the nearby Tikur wuha springs. We hit them hard.” The Fano leader said.
The professionally run Woldia communications office that has become source of accurate and up-to-date information in the region further added that the heroic mayor Mohammed Yasin and his gallant fighters are calling upon all Ethiopians to assist them with fresh supplies as their resistance starting to resonate across the occupied North Wello.
According to reports coming out via other sources, Fanos from Gura-Worke, Harbu and Sodoma disticts are rising up alongside the famous Fanos of Yejju and Werebabu districts to crush the invaders.