What triggered the latest fighting in Tigray? | Inside Story

Al Jazeera’s Inside Story reports on the latest fighting in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, and what triggered the conflict.

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Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray has been in conflict for nearly two years now.

But the last few months of ceasefire, had led to hopes of a possible peace deal between the government and rebels.

That all changed on Wednesday, with an attack in the town of Kobo that the government blamed on TPLF – the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.

Then government foces launched an air strike on Friday in Tigray’s regional capital, Mekelle.

Can mediation end the fighting?

And what about the many civilians trapped in the region?

Presenter: Kim Vinnell

Guests:

Hone Mandefro – Advocacy Director at the Amhara Association of America.

Samuel Getachew – Journalist and Political Commentator.

Martin Plaut – Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

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In This Story: Ethiopia

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.

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The Tigray Region, officially the Tigray National Regional State, is the northernmost regional state in Ethiopia. The Tigray Region is the homeland of the Tigrayan people. Formerly known as Region 1, its capital and largest city is Mekelle.

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