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Major escalation as rockets from Ethiopia target Eritrea’s capital

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At least three rockets were fired at Eritrea’s capital from Ethiopia on Saturday night, five regional diplomats said, a major escalation of an 11-day conflict pitting Ethiopian federal troops against local forces in the northern Tigray region.

At least two of the rockets hit the Asmara airport, three diplomats said.

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With most communications down in Tigray and Eritrea, Reuters could not independently confirm the strikes. Officials on both sides could not immediately be reached.

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Last Update: Sunday, 15 November 2020 KSA 23:56 – GMT 20:56