Tigray People's Liberation Front authorities say that Eritrea has launched a full-scale intervention into the Tigray Region of Ethiopia.
Ethiopian forces carry out another airstrike on Mekelle, the capital of the Tigray Region, targeting a compound of the Tigray People's Liberation Front. A Tigrayan spokesman denies that the airstrike hit the compound and instead says that six civilians were killed, including three children.
Ethiopian voters head to the polls to elect a new session to the House of Peoples' Representatives after months of delays. The election occurs in the midst of multiple problems affecting the country, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, deteriorating conditions in the Tigray Region brought on by the Tigray War, and the jailing of multiple oppositional figures.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed admits for the first time that Eritrean troops entered Ethiopia's Tigray Region and fought the rebel Tigray People's Liberation Front, and that they may have been involved in war crimes. Abiy says that Eritrean forces promised to leave the region as soon as Ethiopia's military was able to "control the border".
Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) forces ambush Ethiopian and Eritrean troops in May Keyah, 50–60 kilometers south of Mekelle. Fighting between the TPLF and Ethiopia is also reported in Guya, Kola Tembien.
Federal forces say that they have seized the town of Wukro in Ethiopia's Tigray Region as they advance on the region's capital Mekelle. Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) leader Debretsion Gebremichael confirms that government forces had started an operation to capture Mekelle, saying his forces are "ready to die in defence of our right to administer our region".
Federal troops capture the city of Adigrat near the Eritrean border in Ethiopia's Tigray Region. Ethiopian government forces are now within 116 km (72 miles) of the heavily defended Tigrayan capital Mekelle. The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) says Adigrat has experienced "heavy bombardment", but does not confirm the loss of the city.
Explosions are reported in the Eritrean capital Asmara amid reports of a missile attack from Tigray, Ethiopia. The Eritrean government confirms missiles were launched at the capital but said that they missed and instead landed in the countryside. The attack comes just hours after the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) threatened to target Eritrea.