Tigrayan forces take control of Ethiopia’s Lalibela, a UN World Heritage Site – eyewitnesses
ADDIS ABABA, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray region have taken control of the town of Lalibela, whose famed rock-hewn churches are a United Nations World Heritage Site, and residents were fleeing, two eyewitnesses told Reuters on Thursday.
#BREAKING TDF now confirms it has seized the city of Lalibela in Amhara State.
Four days ago, I reported fighting in the city and a well-sourced signal it may have fallen to the TDF. As usual, the fair weather brigade dismissed it as fake news. pic.twitter.com/sQ0P0IR45n
— Rashid Abdi (@RAbdiAnalyst) August 5, 2021
The capture of Lalibella now reported by Reuters and AFP https://t.co/qZnxXjdsC9
— Martin Plaut (@martinplaut) August 5, 2021