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Tigrayan forces control Ethiopian regional military base - spokesman

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Ethiopian military’s Northern Command compound in the capital of the restive Tigray region has fallen to local forces, a federal government spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

“In Mekelle, they managed to subdue the whole compound because we did not have enough arms and personnel there,” said Redwan Hussein, spokesman of a newly-established State of Emergency Task Force for the Tigray conflict.

Reporting by Duncan Miriri and Maggie Fick; Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by

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