Eritrean troops seen leaving Ethiopian town of Shire

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By Dawit Endeshaw ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Large numbers of Eritrean troops have left the town of Shire in Ethiopia’s Tigray region where they fought in support of government forces during a two-year civil war, a resident and two humanitarian workers told Reuters on Saturday. The Eritrean forces’ continuing presence in Tigray despite a November ceasefire agreement between Ethiopia’s government and Tigray regional forces that requires the withdrawal of foreign soldiers is seen as a key obstacle to a lasting peace. The Tigray war is believed to have resulted in tens, if not hundreds, of thousands…

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