Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: 'Major military operations will be completed soon'
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Ethiopian Finance Minister Ahmed Shide discussed the government's ongoing military offensive against the northern Tigray region and its capital Mekele. Shide said government forces had liberated significant areas of the region and that military operations will be completed soon. He called the conflict a law and order operation and claimed that the aim was to protect the Tigrayan people from the TPLF (Tigray People's Liberation Front) junta, which he accused of committing different atrocities. Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en