ADDIS ABABA – National defense force in collaboration with Amhara regional forces have recaptured Lalibela Town from TPLF forces.
Since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed joined battlefield last week, the federal troops along with regional forces of Amhara and Afar started counter-offensive and managed to recapture several Towns and territories invaded by Tplf forces.
On Wednesday morning, the federal army and Amhara regional troops registered a series of victories in three battlefields and took control of key Towns including Gashna.
In the afternoon, the government communication services (GSC) announced they have also retaken Lalibela Town and its international airport.
The town is a U.N. World Heritage site and a home to famous rock-hewn churches.
The security forces are now marching to liberate Sekota Town and its surroundings, the GSC said.
The State of Emergency Operation Command has imposed imposed curfew in the newly liberated towns in Amhara regional states as of Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to maintain the security of their residents and properties.
“An indefinite curfew has been declared from 6:00 PM noon to 6:00AM morning in order to maintain peace and security in the areas liberated from the terrorist TPLF,” the Command said in a statement.
Government security forces in the liberated are tasked to create awareness about the curfew in the community and enforce it, according to the Command.
It has also passed a decision for an immediate establishment of a joint committee of the government security forces and civil administration assigned by the regional government in the liberated areas.