War between federal forces and the rebels resumed August 24 after a five-month lull that followed a humanitarian truce declaration by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
African Union welcomed the statement from the rebels as the Ethiopian government had previously announced readiness for peace talks.
Mike Hammer, the US special envoy for the Horn of Africa, will head this weekend to Ethiopia and "convey that all parties should halt military operations and engage in peace talks," says White House.
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.
The bombardment came just days after fighting erupted on Tigray's southern border between government forces and rebels, ending a five-month truce.
The government and Tigray rebels have traded blame for initiating a military escalation that ended a five-month ceasefire.
Ankara's statement came after both the Ethiopian government and Tigray rebels confirmed a humanitarian truce had been broken following military escalation.
The Ethiopian government accuses the TPLF of launching an attack and "destroying the truce," while the rebels claim the military began a “large-scale” offensive towards southern Tigray.
An ongoing fuel shortage has contributed to the increase in the number of people needing food aid as aid groups struggle to reach communities in need.
Ethiopia's peace committee says it has drawn up a "peace proposal" to try to end the war that erupted in November 2020, but Tigray rebels dismiss the call as "obfuscation".
The announcement from a senior Ethiopian official comes after his meeting with special envoys from the United Nations, the European Union and the United States.
Five employees of a channel linked to Tigray rebels were arrested in May and June, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.
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