MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 24 Jan 2022 22:55:26 +0000 Tigray forces parade captured government troops http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/7f26c6b65cf24e8cbdfde9d96bd1fa1a Trucks full of captured Ethiopian government soldiers and allied militias rolled down the streets in Ethiopia's Tigray region on Friday, in a show of force by local defense forces, as the region's capital was hit by a fourth day of airstrikes. (Oct. 22) 7f26c6b65cf24e8cbdfde9d96bd1fa1a Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:33:18 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSMekele, Tigray - 22 October 20211. Various of trucks carrying Ethiopian government soldiers and allied militias being paraded through the streets to the sound of celebratory gunfire by Tigray forces and loud vehicle hornsANNOTATION: Thousands have been killed after a political rift between regional Tigray forces and the Ethiopian government erupted in fighting last November."2. Ethiopian government soldiers and allied militia disembark from trucks and stand in lines, sitting down on the groundANNOTATION: Tigray forces in recent months have retaken the Tigray region and brought the fighting into the neighboring Amhara and Afar regions.2. Various of a line of Ethiopian government soldiers and allied militia disembarking from trucks, and sitting down on the groundANNOTATION: Local fighters say they had recently captured over 400 government forces and militias like these after the government announced a major offensive.3. A captured Amhara militia member is interviewedANNOTATION: This captured Amhara militia member described being recruited for basic training by the government and being forced to deploy to the Afar region.4. Various of a large group of captured forces sitting on the groundANNOTATION: After days of heavy fighting, he and other militia members surrendered.5. Close-up of captured forcesANNOTATION: The U.N. estimates more than 2 million people are now displaced overall.6. Various of Ethiopian government soldiers and allied militia, some wearing USAID vests reading (English) "USAID; From the American People" and "CRS Catholic Relief Services" sitting on the ground in rowsSTORYLINE:Trucks full of captured Ethiopian government soldiers and allied militias rolled down the streets in Ethiopia's Tigray region, in a show of force by local defense forces, as the region's capital was hit by a fourth day of airstrikes.Celebratory gunfire and car horns could be heard as as dozens of trucks made their way through Mekele, Tigray's capital.Local fighters say they had recently captured over 400 government forces and militias after the government announced a major offensive.Despite the show of force by Tigray forces, Ethiopian military airstrikes on Friday forced a United Nations humanitarian flight to abandon its landing in Mekele, Tigray's capital, several aid workers said.A government spokesman confirmed that authorities were aware of the inbound flight.The development appeared to be a sharp escalation in the intimidation tactics that Ethiopian authorities have used against aid workers amid the intensifying, year-long Tigray war.Thousands of people have been killed since November, when a political falling-out between the Tigray forces who long dominated the national government and the current administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed erupted in fighting.Tigray forces in recent months have retaken the Tigray region and brought the fighting into the neighboring Amhara and Afar regions.The U.N. said more than 2 million people are now displaced overall.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Trucks full of captured Ethiopian government soldiers and allied militias rolled down the streets in Ethiopia's Tigray region on Friday, in a show of force by local defense forces, as the region's capital was hit by a fourth day of airstrikes. (Oct. 22) Tigray forces parade captured government troops