Tigray forces reportedly gaining ground, pushing out Ethiopian government forces

They took the regional capital, Mekele.

The conflict is now in its eighth month. Thousands have died. Hundreds of thousands have fled. Many accusations of war crimes (Western definition). Dubious role of UN. Withdrawal of Eritrean forces towards north and south.

Tigrayans celebrated in the streets. Motor parades of tuk-tuks and toyotas with people piled to overflowing, flags.

Amnesty warned there may be reprisals against civilians by all involved parties to the conflict.