Ethiopia’s Tigray region bans flights from airspace
DDIS ABABA, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s Tigray region has banned flights from its airspace, after the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered a military response against the region, it said on a statement broadcast on television.
The region also said that the Northern Command of the federal military, which is stationed in the region, had defected to its side. There was no immediate comment from the federal military on the claim. (Reporting by Dawit Endeshaw; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)
The U.S. and UK embassies calls for an immediate de-escalation of the current situation in Tigray and a measured response by both sides. They strongly encourage all parties to prioritize civilians’ safety and security.