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At a hospital in Mekele, 80% of patients are suffering war-related trauma injuries. "The hospital is running dangerously low on sutures, antibiotics, anticoagulants, painkillers and even gloves," the ICRC says.

#Ethiopia ’s Minister in Charge of Democratization, Zadig Abraha, said in a DW interview that National Defense Force troops now “control every area of Mekele,” the Tigrayan capital, adding that “TPLF is defeated militarily.” Read the interview:

Ethiopia's army chief of staff says the military has control of the capital of the defiant Tigray region, Mekele. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said in a separate statement, “We have entered Mekele without innocent civilians being targets.”

"We've been able to enter Mekele city without innocent civilians being targets." Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed said the army was in control of Tigray’s regional capital.

Ethiopian government troops captured the city of Mekele on Saturday, according to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. The battle marked a turning point in an internal conflict that has waged for nearly a month.

Ethiopia says its military now controls the Tigray capital of Mekele, warning residents there will ‘be no mercy’

#UPDATE  Ethiopia's army said it was in control of Mekele, the capital of the Tigray region, and was hunting for its dissident leaders. The announcement came after heavy shelling was reported in the city of half a million people By @rcoreyb 

The announcement came after heavy shelling was reported in Mekele, a city of half a million people, as it braced for a military offensive against Tigray's ruling party.

Ethiopia's army says the military now has full control of Mekele, the capital of the defiant Tigray region. Tigray TV reported earlier today that the city was being 'heavily bombarded.' Previous story for context:

Weeks of deadly conflict in Ethiopia took a dramatic turn on Saturday when the military launched an offensive against regional leaders in Mekele, vowing to capture the city “on all fronts”


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#BREAKING Ethiopia PM orders final offensive against Tigray leaders in Mekele

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Ethiopia's military on Sunday threatened an all-out assault on Mekele, capital of the dissident Tigray region and seat of the local government it is seeking to dislodge, warning civilians to flee while they still can

#UPDATE  Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday gave the leaders of a dissident northern region 72 hours to surrender ahead of a threatened all-out assault on Tigray's capital, Mekele

Ethiopia’s Tigray region says that fighter jets have bombed locations around its capital, Mekele

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#Ethiopia - #AFP  presents a photo essay of 31 pictures by photographer @edusoteras  taken in Mekele of rehearsals at the Tigray Circus.

5.2 earthquake, 50km E of Mek'ele, Ethiopia. 2018-03-24 13:27:32 at epicenter (16m ago, depth 10km).