Rocket attack targets airport in Asmara

With the ongoing conflict between Ethiopia's government and forces in the country's Tigray region, Debretsion Gebremichael, head of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) confirmed on Sunday that his forces had fired rockets at an airport in Asmara, Eritrea's capital.

 

Gebremichael said that his forces had fired rockets as his forces were under attack "on several fronts."

 

"Ethiopian forces are also using the airport of Asmara," said Gebremichael, saying that this made the airport a ‘legitimate target’ for the strikes.

 

He added that his forces have been fighting 16 divisions of the Eritrean army for the past few days.

 

The border war between the government in Tigray and Eritrea goes back at least 20 years.