Civil war in Tigray, Ethiopia

Sentinel-3 OLCI FR & SLSTR RBT acquired on 07 January 2017 from 07:29:49 to 07:32:49 UTC
Sentinel-3 OLCI FR acquired on 23 May 2021 from 07:26:26 to 07:29:26 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 23 May 2021 at 07:36:09 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 08 June 2021 at 07:56:09 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 10 June 2021 at 07:46:11 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Land, security, Ethiopia, Eritrea.
Fig. 1 - S3 OLCI (23.05.2021) - Tigray lies at the north of Ethiopia, bordering Eritrea at north.
Fig. 2 - S2 (23.05.2021, 08 & 10.06.2021) - Tigray played a large role in the military insurrection that topped the Ethiopian Derg junta in 1991.
Fig. 3 - S3 OLCI (07.01.2017) - Eritrea fought Ethiopia 30 years for its independence & 2 years for a border conflict. The peace granted current Ethiopian prime minister the Nobel prize for peace in 2019.
Fig. 4 - S3 SLSTR (07.01.2017) - Since November 2020, a civil war between Tigray and the Ethiopian government has caused 10 000 people to die.
In 3 November 2020, a conflict between the Tigray Region and the Ethiopian federal government began, in which Eritrea took part on the side of the federal government. Federal allied forces captured Mekelle, the capital of the Tigray Region, on 28 November, after which Prime Minister Abiy declared the Tigray operation "over". The Tigray Defense Forces retook Mekelle and advanced into the Amhara and Afar regions in July. In early November 2021, the TDF together with the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) took control of several towns on the highway south from Tigray Region towards Addis Ababa.