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Ethiopia’s Tigray Leader Confirms Firing Missiles at Eritrea

NAIROBI, Kenya—The leader of Ethiopia’s rebellious Tigray region has confirmed firing missiles at neighboring Eritrea’s capital and is threatening more, marking a huge escalation as the deadly fighting in northern Ethiopia between Tigray forces and the federal government spills across an international border. Tigray regional President Debretsion Gebremichael, in a phone interview on Nov. 15 with The Associated Press, wouldn’t say how many missiles were fired at the city of Asmara on Nov. 14 but said it was the only city in Eritrea that was targeted. “As long as troops are here fighting, we will take any legitimate military target and we will fire,” he said, accusing Eritrea of sending troops into the Tigray region and denying reports that Tigray regional forces have entered Eritrea. “We will fight them on all fronts with whatever means we have,” he said. He asserted that around 16 Eritrean divisions are fighting in what …