Weapon handover takes place in Agulae town, around 30 km northeast of regional capital Mekelle — part of wider November 2 ceasefire deal.
Hundreds of officers enter Mekelle to secure vital installations, part of last month's peace deal, while three African generals assigned to lead monitoring team and envoys from almost three dozen countries also visit the war-torn region's main city.
Trucks with tonnes of medical supplies and equipment arrive in Mekelle city, following signing of peace agreement by government and rebels in Pretoria and Nairobi, says International Committee of the Red Cross.
Ethiopian government officials were not immediately reachable for comment but officials at Ayder Referral Hospital say the midnight strike near Mekelle general hospital caused casualties.
A convoy of trucks carrying food aid has entered the Tigray region, a territory controlled by forces against Ethiopia’s government, the first humanitarian convoy to do so since Dec. 15, the UN World Food Programme said.
UN aid trucks arrive in Tigray’s capital Mekelle after more than six weeks as flights between the city and Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa restart.
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Government says it targeted facilities to make and repair weapons in Mekelle. Rival Tigray forces deny the site was related to weapons, calling it a garage "with many old tires."
Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry says government-declared ceasefire with rebel Tigrayan forces is a work in progress after Ethiopian troops left Tigray's regional capital Mekelle on Wednesday after months of fighting.
Ethiopian government task force statement comes after Tigrayan fighters dismissed a government ceasefire as a “sick joke” and a political decision.
"The region [Mekele city] doesn't have a government," an interim official tells AFP news agency, signalling a turning point in nearly eight-month-old conflict.
Ethiopian soldiers arrested nine members of Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which led the region until being overthrown last year. The ongoing military campaign has left nearly 2.3 million people, or half of the population, in need of aid.
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