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Tigray conflict
Part of conflicts in the Horn of Africa
Tigray in Ethiopia.svg
Location of Tigray Region in Ethiopia
(For a more detailed map, see here.)
Date 4 November 2020 – present
(4 months and 1 day)
Status Ongoing
Flag of the Tigray Region.svg Tigray Region
  • Infobox TPLF.png TPLF
Commanders and leaders
Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed
(Prime Minister of Ethiopia)
Ethiopia Birhanu Jula
(ENDF Chief of Staff)
Ethiopia Kenea Yadeta
(Minister of Defence)
Eritrea Isayas Afeworki
(President of Eritrea)
Eritrea Filipos Woldeyohannes
(Chief of the Defence Staff)
Flag of the Amhara Region.svg Tiruneh Temesgen
(Chief Administrator of Amhara Region, early November 2020)
Flag of the Amhara Region.svg Agegnehu Teshager
(Chief Administrator of Amhara Region, as of late November 2020)
Flag of the Tigray Region.svg Debretsion Gebremichael
(Chief Administrator of Tigray Region and TPLF Chairman)
Infobox TPLF.png Getachew Reda
(TPLF Spokesperson)
Units involved
Ethiopia Ethiopian National Defense Force
  • Ethiopian Army
  • Ethiopian Air Force
Eritrea Eritrean Defence Forces
  • Eritrean Army
  • Eritrean Navy
  • Eritrean Air Force

140,000 (Ethiopia)
320,000 (Eritrea)

  • 16 divisions
Casualties and losses
Hundreds killed Hundreds killed
550 killed (government claim)
500 civilians killed

The Tigray conflict is an ongoing armed conflict that began in November 2020 in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia, between the Tigray Region special forces and the Ethiopian National Defense Force, in alliance with the Amhara Region special forces. It has since spread into the country of Eritrea.

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