Tensions are rising in Ethiopia as violent clashes between the Fano militia and the Ethiopian National Defense Forces take an alarming turn in the Amhara region. The government now recognizes the loss of control of certain areas.
The months-long conflict in Ethiopia’s Amhara region has reached a point of no return, sparking intense clashes between the Fano militia and the Ethiopian National Defense Forces. The key cities of Bahir Dar and Gondar find themselves at the heart of this struggle, creating a climate of terror among the local population. The hostilities, which began in April following a government order to integrate security forces, have led to demonstrations and violent protests in the region.
The devastating consequences of these clashes are felt both at the human and infrastructural level. Residents of the affected areas face an unbearable situation, bearing witness to the devastating impact of the violence on their daily lives. Entire towns find themselves under the control of the Fano militia, which has led to a saturation of medical structures and hospitals, unable to cope with the growing number of wounded.
The Ethiopian government, faced with an alarming escalation in the conflict, has admitted that it has lost control of some areas to militias. The authorities revealed that the militiamen had freed criminal prisoners in the regions they occupied. Ethiopia’s intelligence chief also said the Fano militia was seeking to dismantle the state’s regional government and promote a shift to the federal system.
The situation in Ethiopia, particularly in the Amhara region, is of growing national and international concern. Calls for a peaceful resolution to the conflict and for humanitarian aid are growing as the violence continues to spread. The clashes between the Fano militia and the Ethiopian National Defense Forces are highlighting deep divisions within the country and raising concerns about the nation’s stability and future.