NAIROBI: Ethiopia’s military said on Sunday it had killed 15 members of the Tigray region’s former ruling party and captured eight others, according to state-run TV.
Citing a brigadier-general from Ethiopia’s National Defence Force, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said that those captured included the region’s former president Abay Weldu, who was also a former chairman of the region’s ruling party. Those killed included the region’s former deputy police commissioner, it said.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government declared victory in its conflict with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), a political party that previously governed the province, on Nov. 28 after nearly a month of fighting.
Fugitive leaders of the TPLF had vowed to continue to fight from the mountains, but Reuters has been unable to contact them for weeks.
The latest announcement about those killed and captured comes after the military said on Friday that it had captured Sebhat…