Ethiopian prime minister declares victory in civil war, but Tigray leader says it’s not over yet

The prime minister of Ethiopia has declared victory in the government’s war with its Tigray region, but Tigray’s leader says it will win.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said his forces had “full control” of Tigray’s capital, Mekele, but the leader of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, Debretsion Gebremichael, told the Associated Press on Monday that he is still in the capital and that fighting has continued.

Gebremichael is urging Abiy to “stop the madness” and withdraw troops from the region. The leader projected confidence to the outlet, saying, “We are sure we’ll win.”

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