Thousands stage nationwide demonstrations to denounce what they see as outside interference and pressure in internal affairs of the East African nation.
General Abebaw Tadesse, Ethiopian Defence Forces' Deputy Army Chief, has said the country will not be at peace until the Tigray People's Liberation Front is eliminated.
The hospital in the town of Shire where victims were taken reported at least 55 people dead and 126 injured, according to an official in Tigray's capital Mekele.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a proposal to set up an international expert panel to report on violations committed by all sides in Ethiopia's year-old war.
Ethiopian forces have reportedly taken back towns near Addis Ababa, including Shewa Robit, which were captures by the rebels last week.
The terms involve rebels halting attacks, withdrawing from captured areas and recognising the legitimacy of the government.
The announcement came after the Tigray rebels claimed to have captured several towns in recent days and said they were considering marching on capital Addis Ababa.
This is the seventh aerial bombardment by Ethiopian forces in the war-hit region this week.
Ethiopia’s national army, alongside special forces of the northern Amhara region, launched a coordinated offensive early on Monday, says a Tigray People’s Liberation Front spokesperson.
UN's humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths condemns "dangerous" accusations by Ethiopia that aid workers were biased in favour of and even arming rebel forces in war-hit Tigray.
Tigrayan rebel forces have launched a new offensive in the conflict-torn northern region of Ethiopia and claim to have seized a major town there.
Abiy Ahmed's Prosperity Party secures overwhelming majority in last month's poll, giving him popular mandate he has long coveted.
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