The leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region has confirmed firing missiles at neighboring Eritrea’s capital, and is threatening more, marking a huge escalation as the deadly fighting in northern Ethiopia, between regional forces and the federal government, now spills across an international border.
Tigray regional President Debretsion Gebremichael, in an interview Sunday with The Associated Press, would not say how many missiles were fired at the city of Asmara on Saturday, but said it was the only city in Eritrea that was targeted.
“As long as troops are here fighting, we will take any legitimate military target and we will fire,” he said, denying reports that Tigray regional forces have entered Eritrea.
At least three rockets appeared to be aimed at the airport in Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, hours after the Tigray regional government on Saturday warned it might attack. It has accused Eritrea of attacking it at the invitation of Ethiopia’s government since the conflict erupted on Nov. 4…
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