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Ethiopian Prime Minister Admits Eritrean Involvement in War

  • Conflict cost more than $1 billion in damage to infrastructure
  • Abiy’s comments follow U.S. call for Eritreans to withdraw
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Ethiopia’s prime minister admitted for the first time that troops from neighboring Eritrea supported his nation’s army in a conflict against dissident leaders of its northern Tigray region.

Abiy Ahmed said Eritrean forces crossed into Ethiopian territory after government forces began an incursion into Tigray in November. They intervened to protect their border, he said in response to questions from lawmakers Tuesday in the capital, Addis Ababa.