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Tigray Military Update: in just two weeks TDF claim to have killed and wounded more than 12,500 enemy combatants.



This report is based on reports of military battles and successes as reported by Dimtsi Weyane. The reports are for military battles between March 30, 2021 and April 12. According to the reports, Tigray Defence Forces (TDF) have conducted more than 15 insurgent operations and ambushes killing and wounding more than 12,535 enemy combatants. Of these, 5795 have been killed and the rest wounded. The reports also say TDF took many POW, and burned many enemy cars, weapons and ammunitions

News of military victories come only from TDF, not from the enemy combatants. The Ethiopian and Eritrean armies do not announce military victories or defeats because for the Ethiopian army it would go against the Ethiopian government narrative that the war is over and Eritrea has chosen silence over its military involvement in Tigray. TDF spokesperson accused Eritrea of misinforming the Eritrean public by presenting the Eritrean military leaders that have been killed in Tigray as having died of sickness. It is very common to hear news of death of military leaders on Eritrean TV, but strangely all of them are reported as dying of sickness.

Below is the rough summary of the military engagements as reported by Dimtsi Weyane. At the beginning in brackets are the numbers of (wounded and killed, killed, wounded).

Battle Engagements and Victories

(3000: 1720, 1215) On 9 April, 2021, 6 divisions and one commando Brigade of the Eritrean army were ambushed in Adi Belew, in Wereda Hawzien. Among those divisions are 39, 63, 17 and 53 infantry divisions, 42 Mechanized division and 525 commando. During this operation, more 3000 Eritrean troops were killed and wounded. 1720 were killed and 1215 were wounded. Captain Ibrahim Adem of the Eritrea army has also been killed. Two military trucks, two patrol cars and one bus have been burned down. Many weapons and ammunitions have also been confiscated.

(120: 50, 73)) On 11 April, 2021 in the Korem-Maichew highway, in a specific area called Higum Birda, two military trucks moving from Maichew to Korem were ambushed and attacked killing and wounding 120 enemy combatants . In the operation, 50 have been killed and 73 have been wounded. the cars are burned down.

(190: 70, 110) on 8 April, 2021 in Gereb Agew, 5 cars moving from Adi Keyih to Mekhoni were ambushed and attacked killing 70 and wounding more than 110.

(80: 30, 35) on 8 April, 2021 in Ahferom 35 killed, 45 wounded and one Eritrean colonel killed.

(22, 11, 10) On 5 April in Enticho 11 including an Ethiopian colonel Ayenu Bedru and were killed and 10 others were wounded.

(120, 50, 85) On 1 April, 2021 in Adwa 35 were killed and 85 wounded. On the same day 5 others were killed in Enticho.

(3516, 1538, 1938) from 1 April to 5 April in Zana (western Tigray) four divisions of the Ethiopian army moving from Enda Aba Guna, Selekhleka, Ida Maariam Freman to Zana were ambushed and decimated. The divisions are 12, 13, 24, 25 and they were supported shelling and bombing. A total of 1538 enemy combatants were killed, and 1978 wounded. The rest fled.

(1309, 547, 762) On 4 April in Hawzien. Enemey divisions coming from the directions of Idaga Hamus, Tembien and Nebelet were ambushed and attacked near Hawzien town killing 547 and wounding 762. One tank, military trucks and other cars were burned down. Large number of weapons and ammunition were also confiscated.

(92, ,) 3 April 2021, in Agula’e. More than 92 Ethiopian soldiers were killed when TDF forces attacked the military camp in Agulua’e at night killing 15. The camp soldiers then started fighting each other killing and wounding more than70.

(7, 7, 0) On 6 April 2021 between Wukro and Arato, a car with 7 enemy combatants was attacked killing all of them. Weapons and ammunitions were also destroyed.

(2500, 1000, 1450) Between 1 April and 3 April in Wejerat. Ethiopian and Eritrean troops came from Adi keyih and Adi Gudem and were passing through Bahre Tseba. TDF ambushed an attacked them killing 1000, wounding 1450 and taking any others as POW. Among them were divisions 21, 32, and 16. The wounded enemy combatants were taken to Weldia and other Amhara towns for treatment. They used excavators and forced local youth to load the dead to cars. After the defeat, the enemy started bombing and shelling the area and killing a priest and three others. Abune Aregawi Church of Bahre Tseba has also been damaged.

(600, 265, 342) On 3 April between Idaga Hamus (not to be confused with the Idaga Hamus near Adigrat) and Nebelet. An Eritrea army moving from Idaga Hamus to Nebelet area was ambushed and attacked killing and wounding 600 soldiers. 265 were killed and more than 342 were wounded. The rest fled to where they came from. Hundreds of weapons have been burned.

(186, 100, 86) On 2 April between Sinkata and Teka Tesfay. More than 186 were killed and wounded. 100 were killed and more than 86 wounded. Several weapons were confiscated.

() On 1 April in an area called in Enda Meskel (between Wukro and Agula’e) A car with weapons was attacked and a military leader was killed.

(790, 315, 475) On 1 April in Enda Bruk (between Wukro Maray and Selekleka). Divisions 25 and 12 of the Ethiopian forces and some Eritrean troops were attacked by TDF insurgency units killing 315, and wounding 475. A colonel has also been killed. Several military cars have been burned down. Many weapons and a communication radio have been confiscated.

Reprisal Attacks and Secret Plans.

Dimitsi Weyane reports citing Tigray military leaders that the Ethiopian and Eritrean military leaders convened a meeting and have agreed to exterminate the Tigrayan youth that is in a fighting age, eliminate the Tigrayan political and economic elite anywhere in Ethiopia and to weaken and kill Tigrayan businesses anywhere in Ethiopia.

As part of the agreement above, says DW, the following have already happened in the past couple of days. Eritrean troops entered Adwa from Rama and indiscriminately shot at anyone in in the they saw killing 6 and wounding more 25 youth that have been taken to Adwa Dembesco Hospital and Aksum Saint Mary Hospital. Similarly, Ethiopian troops attacked civilians in village of Da’ereto, in Wejarat’s Tabia Seberbera. The people were on their way back home after delivering a pregnant woman on wooden carrier to Adi Gudem clinic because the clinic in their area has been destroyed by the invading forces. Ethiopian soldiers met then in a specific area called Mai Haida and accused them of carrying junta soldiers in the wooden carrier. They killed a total of 10 people including brothers Kelali Mehari and Haftom Mehari, Tesfay Bayru, Asfaw Abera, Weldegebriel Hailemariam and priest Zemichael Girmay. They also destroyed 15 houses by shelling and burning leaving the people with nothing to eat nowhere to stay. Similarly, in Endedo, Ofla, in the specific place of Higum Birda, Ethiopian and Eritrean troops killed 15 people. Among them are Hagazi Habeney, Adhana Kahsay, and Hagazi Gidey. The people have not been allowed to bury their loved ones yet.

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  1. Holm

    April 16, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    What is the UNSC and Other inter-governmental doing so far ? do they wait until the enire Oromo , Tigrean, Kimant, Irobe, Shinasha, Agew , Weyto , Gumuz got massacred ? Why is UNSC insist on repeating the historical plunder these days ?
    The UN is still ashamed over its failure to prevent the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said., BBC reported on 7 April 2014.
    Are they gonna come to celebrate our massacre like Ban KI-moon expressing their regret after all our people got killed ?
    Why are they treating the UN governing principles just as a paper tiger unwilling to implement them to save lives ?We are watching in our naked eyes when Amhara people kill nonamharas and burn their body and rape women and put nails and plastics in their uterus ? How could this kind of atrocity be tolerated in our days ? They are filming all atrocities and showing us ? How could a sensible man do these to humanity ? What is the point of UNSC reporting back to all those heinous crimes reporting back to us again , unwilling to do the action required to save lives ??? When will the report , press release of UN and UNSC will come to an end and replaced by a decisive action ????

    BTW, US and EU are embracing criminals who support the genocide in Ethiopia by Eritrean and ethiopian army . These criminals who demonstrate in the streets where they were fed and collected free food as an immigrants seeking asylum claimin,g to have persecuted in their home country ! Hence, why can the US and EU allow these people to support genocide and cry in the streets in favor of Abiy, Isayas and all forces masscring Oromos, Tigreans, Gumuz, KImant, Agew and others and calling the genocide as a law enforcement operation??? And these people were condeming US and EU for interfering in the affaires of ethiopia to save lives and giving aid to the affected regions ? Why do US and EU authorities allow these people if they do really condemn the genocide in ethiopia ?
    What is the purpose granting asylum and protection to these kind of people(supporting all those gruesome crimes in the guise of law enforcement operation) in US and EU ?

  2. Abrehet

    April 14, 2021 at 10:52 am

    They have killed my 2 uncles, one well known priest in his way to home and one 18 year old boy from neighboring village during the battle which took place between Sinkata and Teka Tesfay namely, it’s called #Delka. They killed my uncle and then they stored the bodies of their dead soldiers. In the morning of April 03 they took the corpses leaving my uncle’s body alongside and they looted his home. Finally they burned the house and his hooi. They also stored another bodies in my another neighbor’s house and they burned it when they took out the bodies in the morning. I remember when she was struggling to raise her children. Now they burned her house and the food for animals. She left with empty hand. When I talked to my father, he said, “What can we do? They(🇪🇷🇪🇹& Amhara forces) are killing every civilian everytime they lose on the battle.I have seen many wars in my life but never experienced like this. Revenging on civilians? What is our crime? All what we afraid is, not to lost some one who will bury us💔.”

    Now, my father left with no brother.

  3. Xxx

    April 14, 2021 at 10:38 am

    So how still you are gorilla fighters. Almost you killed every government armies. It is a joke that still not captured Mekelle.
    Please do not gambling on innocent Tigrians.
    You have no hope and still you are not telling the truth. How long will you stay like this. Shame!

    • tigray prevail soon

      April 14, 2021 at 12:34 pm

      MR XXX
      you are envisionning your destruction that could certainly be effected soon. You call yourself XXX which connotes deletion, cancellation and extinction of someone or something. Most precisly, it does connotes the extinction of destructive and invading forces like yours and your accomplices.
      እንደ ዱቄት አበነን ነዉ ደመሰስ ነዉ የምትሉት ትግራዋይ ቁም ስቕላቹህን እያሳያቹ ነው፥፥ውሸት ይልቅባቹ፥አለቦታቹ እንደ እርጎ ዝንብ ጥልቅ እያላቹ ለማደናገር ውትን ለማዛባት የምትሸርቡት ሤራ የታለመለት ግቡን አልመታም፥ውጭ ተቀምጠሽ በወገህ ላይ ጦር የሰበቕ የሕዝብ ገንዘብ በአመፅ ትበላላቹህ፥ህዝባቹ ላይ ብሄር ብሔረሰቡ እንዲነሳሳበት በተቃራኒ እየሰራቹ ነው፥፥እናንተ ለትጨፈጭፉ ዘምታቹ አልሳካ ቢላቹ በሀሰት አማራ ታረደ ትላላቹ፥ሁሌም የናንተ ፕላን ቢ ታረዱክ ተገደልኩ ድረሱልኝ አዉሮፓዉያን አሜርካውያን ብሎ ማለቃስ ነዉ ፥ንፁሃንን ግደል የተሳካ ለታ ግፋ ገስግስ የኔ አማራ ያሉ ማቅራራት ነው፥፥አዉሮፓዉያንና አሜርካውያን በሀገራችን ጉዳይ ላይ ጣልቃ አትግቡ ብሎ መደንፋት ትያያዙታላቹ፥፥በራድ ወይን ትኩስ ስላልሆናቹህ ነፍሰበላነታቹህ እንድትተፉ አድርጓችኋል፥፥ትናትና የሰማሁት የዮሴፍ ይጥና ዩቲዩብ አማራ ገስግስ የሚል ርዕስ ነበረዉ፥አልሳካ ስል ደግሞ አማራ ታረደ ወዘተ እያሉ የትግራዋይን፥ኦሮሞን ሺናሻን አገዉን ና የቅማንትን ዕልቂት ለማለባበስ አማራ ታረደ እያሉ ለማደናገር መሯሯጥ ነዉ የተለመደው የአማራ ልሂቃን የድንቁርና ለቅሶ መልሰዉ መላልሰዉ ሳይታክቱ ሊያሰሙን የወሰኑት፥በጬዉ ባጫ ደበሌ ኩራት አንዳንድ የወያኔ ጭፍራዎችን እንደ ዱቄት በታተናቸዉ፥በማለት ድል የተራቡትንናን ና ቀልባዉ የተገፈፉትን ልሂቃንን የሀሰት ስንቅ ያሳቅፋቸዋል፥

      እንዳፈለጡ ናይ ተጋደልቲ ፥መራህት ህዉሃት ቪዲዮ ፖስት ዝገብሩ ናይ ዩቱዩብ ሸቃጦ ብሎክ ግበሩልና ከልኽሉልና፥አብ ቲኤምኤች ትግራይ ኦላይን ከምዚ አይነት የለን ንባኧል አማኑኤል ኢያሱ ሶኮልድ ደለይቲ ፍትሂ(ደለይቲ ሰልዲ )ካልኦትን እዮም ፥፥በሀፈሻ ኦፊሻሊ ተነጊሩ ስ አይትግበሩ ተባሂሉ እዩ ሰሚም እም ሰልድ ምእካብ ይበልፀና ኢሎም ዮም ካልአይ እቲ ቪድዮ ሼር አይትግበርዎ እናበሉ ዘተሀሳስቡ ተጋሩ አለዉ ሰማዒ አይረኸቡን Hence, We urge you to compell these deleyti seldi to stop posting videos of our defenders and leaders while they are in warfront or any town during this ongoing war without the consent and persmission of the governing body in Tigray ! Thank you

  4. Concerned

    April 14, 2021 at 8:53 am

    The Truth and Tigray will prevail

  5. Tesfay

    April 14, 2021 at 7:43 am

    It is very sad freedom of will allows most Amhara/Ethiopian elites to chose and support an evil leadership and their troops who are involved in a terror war and ethnic cleansing in Tigray, Benishangul and Oromia areas.

  6. Kaye

    April 13, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    The atrocities on civilians is extremely barbaric!
    Tigray will prevail!
    A well summarised article. Thank you

  7. Alem

    April 13, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    It’s very sad to see such inhuman barbaric nature of killing one to another. At the end of the day all parties whether they like it or not they will come to the dialogue to at least listen to each other. Before exhausting and destroying everything and if the only way possible is sit and negotiate, why all parties start is as early as possible?
    When the war started, we’ve been told that it’s an operation of bringing law and order. Whereas the magnitude of the operation don’t support the narrative. I believe that the people stand against the people of Tigray planned to finalize their operation within short period of time by blocking out any communications including electricity, etc. Unfortunately, it didn’t go according to their plan rather they’re paying high prices in terms of human, economic and diplomatic crisis.
    If they’re after a few groups of individuals, such enormous military preparation including inviting outside troops like Eritrean, Somalian and UAE for drones was not necessary. Even after the prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmad’s rhetoric the war is completed, what we have witnessing is gross human right violations, extrajudicial killings, gang rape, looting, destroying churches; hospitals; schools etc., and using starvation as a means of weapon is a usual phenomenon upon unarmed civilians.
    Therefore, the rhetoric we heard was false and doesn’t have a pinch of truth at all. Rather, it’s cleansing the people of Tigray. So, the people of Tigray has left with no choice except defeat all its enemies by all means. That’s why we heard those insurgents are many and the causality inflicted upon the gov’t and Eritrean troops including the Amhara invaders is enormous.
    The Government of Tigray has called for a cease fire recently and ready to solve the situation peacefully. I see this as a good sign and respect to avoid further damage to the people. Therefore, the only way out is come to a dialogue and solve the problem. In order to accomplish this, all the invaders has to get out of the Tigray territory first.

  8. Meaza Birshet

    April 13, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    #Stop Genocide tigrean Ethiopia and Eritrean troops out of Tigray

  9. Genet

    April 13, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Stop killing civilians, stop stooop stoop rapping, looting, atrocities on Tigrean people. Stooop & take away Eritrean & Amhara militia our of Tigray land.

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