Rebels of the Tigray Defense Forces mobilize to retake western Tigray from Amharan militias.
Sources: The Guardian
Sources: The Guardian
Fighting resumes between the Ethiopian military and the Tigray Defense Forces in the Tigray Region. Both sides blame each other for breaking the ceasefire.
The Tigray Defense Forces withdraws all its troops from the Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia declares a six-month state of emergency as the Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) and Oromo Liberation Army gain control over areas outside of Tigray and the TDF announces its intention to advance to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Authorities in Addis Ababa, in a separate announcement earlier in the day, tell citizens to register arms and prepare to defend their neighbourhoods.
The Tigray Defense Forces say that they have captured the strategic city of Dessie and are advancing toward neighboring Kombolcha in Amhara. The government denies these claims, but residents confirm that the Ethiopian National Defense Force have completely withdrawn from Dessie.
A spokesperson for the Tigray People's Liberation Front says that the Ethiopian Ground Forces have launched a ground offensive against rebels, with the support of local militias of the Amhara Region.
The Tigray Defense Forces confirm their withdrawal from the Afar Region, saying that they are re-deploying soldiers to the neighboring Amhara Region.
Local officials in the Amhara Region report that rebellious forces from the Tigray Region killed 120 civilians in a single village in two days. Tigrayan forces later issue a statement rejecting what they call a "fabricated allegation" and deny any involvement in the killing of civilians.
The Tigray Defense Forces capture the town and UNESCO heritage of Lalibela in the Amhara Region.
Fighting escalates in Ethiopia's Amhara Region as Tigray Defense Forces (TDF) continue their offensive. Federal forces as well as Amharan militiamen are fighting the TDF on three fronts. Clashes are also reported in the Afar Region, to the east, with Ethiopian officials accusing Tigrayan forces of attempting to seize the N'Djamena–Djibouti Highway.
Tigray Defense Forces capture the regional capital Mekelle after forcing Ethiopian troops to retreat.