The authorities in Ethiopia’s Amhara region say they will go on the offensive against forces from neighbouring Tigray.
The Tigrayan rebels have recaptured much of Tigray in recent weeks, with federal forces and their allies withdrawing from key areas.
A spokesman for the Amhara regional government said patience had run out. “As of today,” he said,
“we have opened an offensive”.
Retired members of the security forces have been called up and volunteer militias asked to mobilise.