Ethiopian Military Chief Killed After Failed Coup

Nicole Rojas
Jun 26, 2019 - 1:04

Ethiopian state media announced on June 25 that Brigadier General Asamnew Tsige has been captured and killed. Asamnew was accused of launching a coup attempt in the region of Amhara. Attacks over the weekend left five dead, including several members of the regional government of Amhara, which is home to the Amhara people, Ethiopia’s second-largest ethnic group. Asamnew was accused of orchestrating the attacks that killed the army’s chief of staff General Seare Mekonnen and Amhara’s regional president Ambachew Mekonnen on June 22. Retired General Gezai Abera and Seare were allegedly assassinated by the latter’s bodyguard at his home in Addis Ababa, the nation’s capital,...

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