Ethiopian General Killed, 182 Arrested As Coup Fails

The Daily Caller | 6/24/2019 | Staff
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Ethiopian Brigadier General Asaminew Tsige was shot dead after attempting a coup in the Amhara region and 182 others have been arrested.

Asamnew was killed by government forces as retribution for a coup attempt he directed Saturday. Asamnew’s forces attacked a meeting of the Amhara regional government as a strike against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s progressive reformist government, according to The Associated Press. Over the last two years, Abiy has led Ethiopia through various social and political reforms, including his appointment of Ethiopia’s first female president, as reported by NPR.

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“The situation in the Amhara region is currently under full control by the Federal Government in collaboration with the regional government,” according to Abiy. However, many Ethiopians are not able to confirm this fact for themselves as the internet has been disabled in various areas for security reasons, according to Reuters.

Asamnew’s attacks resulted in the deaths of the Amhara regional governor and attorney general. The attack in Amhara was followed up a few hours later with...
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