Esteemed people of Tigray:
The enemy, having spent the past five days repositioning troops already stationed on the
Southern Front as well as various Amhara Special force divisions, and Wollo fano and
militia, has, with the participation of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces 6 th and 8 th
infantry commands, and 2nd, 6th, and 8th mechanized divisions began an extensive offensive
starting this morning at 5 AM on August 24, 2022, in the direction of Chobe Ber, Janora,
Gubagala, Yalow, Alamata, Bala and Biso Ber.
While the offensive on this front is designed as an auxiliary attack to enable the occupation of
Southern Tigray, it is well known that the primary offensive is one that starts from Western
Tigray, and Western Gondar in the direction of Adyabo, Asgede, and Tselemti.
The enemy, after laying an unprecedented siege on the people of Tigray and committing
unimaginable and unforgettable atrocities, and assuming that the people of Tigray, having
been severely weakened, can now be finished off through fighting, has intensified the
the genocidal war on the people of Tigray through its flagrant violation of the cessation of
hostilities agreement that had been in place for a few months.
Esteemed children of Tigray:
Tigrays Military Command would like to make it clear that, if the enemy does not stop the
offensive it has begun based on a previously known attack plan, Tigrays Army is reliably
ready to repulse this offensive, and transition into a counteroffensive to liberate occupied
sovereign Tigrayan territory and return our displaced people to their homes.
Esteemed people of Ethiopia and political forces:
The people of Tigray have paid staggering sacrifices for a nation they considered their own;
they are not the enemy. Nevertheless, our enemies, intensifying the genocidal assault on the
people of Tigray that once considered themselves strong Ethiopians and having exposed them
to starvation, diseases, and stress, have now begun a military offensive. Be that as it may,
Tigrays Military Command calls on you to realize the futility of their plans and stand
shoulder to shoulder with the people of Tigray as they wage a valiant struggle to ensure their
survival as a people.
Tigray Armys Military Command
August 24, 2022
Tigray will Prevail!