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Isolated Ethiopian Tank Throws Track and Gets Captured

Published Sept. 15, 2021

An isolated Ethiopian tank crew finds themselves surrounded on all sides by enemy fighters when they throw one of their tracks and find themselves trapped.


The civil war in Ethiopia is one of the lesser talked about things in the world today. Officially called the Tigray War, the conflict raging in Ethiopia today is quite possibly the least filmed and discussed conflicts in all of the modern wars currently happening. Fighting there started officially on November 3, 2020 when Tigray forces and Ethiopian National Defense Force troops got into shooting matches at the ENDF Northern Command headquarters in Mekelle, the Fifth Battalion barracks in Dansha, and other Northern Command bases.


Following the attacks, the Ethiopian government declared a national state of emergency and suspended all government services in the Tigray region, which sparked even more skirmishes across the country. On November 17, 2020, the conflict escalated again when the Government of Ethiopia blamed Tigray for the destruction of several bridges leading into Mekelle which the government of Tigray declined any involvement in. This event sparked the Mekelle Offensive lead by Ethiopian troops.


In this video, you're looking at an Ethiopian government tank that has been isolated from the rest of its friendly forces. Fighters from Tigray have surrounded the tank and are trying to disable it with hand grenades. In the small skirmish, the Tigray fighters do eventually manage to cause the tank, which appears to be a T-55, to throw one of its tracks. Footage from the fighting in this region is incredibly scarce, so we're lucky to be seeing some of the footage finally start to surface. If and when more surfaces, we will be sure to post it to our servers where they can't be removed by government entities wishing to cover up the fighting that's happening in their region.


josh brooks

Published Sept. 15, 2021

An isolated Ethiopian tank crew finds themselves surrounded on all sides by enemy fighters when they throw one of their tracks and find themselves trapped.


The civil war in Ethiopia is one of the lesser talked about things in the world today. Officially called the Tigray War, the conflict raging in Ethiopia today is quite possibly the least filmed and discussed conflicts in all of the modern wars currently happening. Fighting there started officially on November 3, 2020 when Tigray forces and Ethiopian National Defense Force troops got into shooting matches at the ENDF Northern Command headquarters in Mekelle, the Fifth Battalion barracks in Dansha, and other Northern Command bases.


Following the attacks, the Ethiopian government declared a national state of emergency and suspended all government services in the Tigray region, which sparked even more skirmishes across the country. On November 17, 2020, the conflict escalated again when the Government of Ethiopia blamed Tigray for the destruction of several bridges leading into Mekelle which the government of Tigray declined any involvement in. This event sparked the Mekelle Offensive lead by Ethiopian troops.


In this video, you're looking at an Ethiopian government tank that has been isolated from the rest of its friendly forces. Fighters from Tigray have surrounded the tank and are trying to disable it with hand grenades. In the small skirmish, the Tigray fighters do eventually manage to cause the tank, which appears to be a T-55, to throw one of its tracks. Footage from the fighting in this region is incredibly scarce, so we're lucky to be seeing some of the footage finally start to surface. If and when more surfaces, we will be sure to post it to our servers where they can't be removed by government entities wishing to cover up the fighting that's happening in their region.


josh brooks

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