24 Amharas kidnapped and shot


Depression Gebremichael denied government guarantees that the local capital, Moselle, was encircled. 


Hundreds have apparently been executed, and many thousands have escaped in almost three weeks of battling. 


The UN has cautioned it could trigger a compassionate emergency. 


PM Abiy Ahmed on Sunday declared a 72-hour cutoff time for the district's warriors to give up, and the military cautioned Moselle's 500,000 inhabitants that fighters would "circle" the city and assault it. 


In any case, Mr Depression, who heads the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPF), said the executive "doesn't comprehend what our identity is. We are individuals of guideline and prepared to pass on in regard to our entitlement to control our district", AFP news office cites him as saying. 


The TLF is the predominant ideological group in Tigray and was before an amazing local army power that drove the battle to topple a past Ethiopian government in 1991.

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