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.
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