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Ethiopian Prime Minister Launches Assault On Tigray

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says he is launching the "final phase" of the army's operation in Tigray with an attack on the regional capital. He said the military would try not to harm civilians and urged people in the city to stay at home.

It comes after a deadline he gave for Tigray fighters to surrender passed on Wednesday. The Tigray People's Liberation Front has vowed to keep fighting.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with the BBC's Kalkidan Yibeltal.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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