The Ethiopian army has captured the strategic city of Alamata in the north of the country.
This was reported by Agence France Presse.
Alamata was the first city in Tigray to be liberated as a result of an operation launched by federal forces last month.
On November 25, federal units of the Ethiopian Armed Forces launched a large-scale attack on the positions of the Tigray forces, who were trying to reach the country’s capital by cutting off the most important roads in the north of the country, Amhara and Afar. Government units regained control of more than 40 cities in Amhara and Afar provinces, forcing rebel forces to retreat north to the administrative border of Tigray. On December 12, the rebels tried to counterattack, but to no avail.