Ethiopian prime minister warns Tigray forces to surrender within 72 hours

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigray forces three days to surrender as conflict continues in the region.

Ahmed cautioned the forces to surrender in 72 hours in a tweet on Sunday, adding they were at the “at the point of no return.” Ethiopian troops plan to surround Mekelle, Tigray’s capital, with tanks in an attempt to force a surrender, according to Reuters.

Reuters couldn’t immediately reach Tigrayan forces for comment.

Fighting has escalated since Ahmed accused Tigray’s forces of attacking federal Ethiopian troops on Nov. 4. Ahmed claimed the government utilized
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