Ethiopia: New Airstrikes Reported In War-Torn Tigray

Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region was covered in smoke on Wednesday as the city was hit by another day of airstrikes
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(CNN)--The capital of Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region was covered in smoke on Wednesday as the city was hit by another day of airstrikes, eyewitnesses and authorities told CNN.

The airstrikes on Mekelle were targeting weapons sites used by the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), said Billene Seyoum, an Ethiopian government spokesperson.

Ethiopia's federal government launched a military offensive to oust the TPLF last November and fighting has been ongoing since.

Seyoum added that one of these sites, Mesfin Industrial Engineering, has been "appropriated by the TPLF as a heavy weapons storage, manufacturing and repair site."

Getachew Reda, spokesperson for the TPLF, responded on Twitter to the airstrike saying it "targeted a residential quarters in Mekelle causing injury to civilians and harm to property."

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