Nov. 15 (UPI) — The chief of Ethiopia’s Tigray area stated Sunday that his forces fired rockets at neighboring Eritrea.

Tigray President Debretsion Gebremichael confirmed that the area launched an assault on Eritrea and performed a missile strike at an airport within the Eritrean capital of Asmara, describing it as a “official goal.”

Debretsionalso stated the Tigray Individuals’s Liberation Entrance, or TPLF, was combatting 16 Eritrean divisions, with out offering proof.

He additional claimed that Eritrean forces had crossed into Ethiopia by way of the border cities of Badme, Rama and Zalambessa.

Debretsion went on guilty Eritrea for serving to Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in its battle with Tigray.

Abiy on Sunday stated Ethiopia is ready to obtain army targets in Tigray “by itself” and has been finishing up airstrikes to destroy tools comparable to arms depots managed by the TPLF.

“Our marketing campaign within the Tigray Area to uphold the rule of regulation is progressing nicely,” he stated. “Those that are committing crimes in opposition to humanity and peace will likely be held accountable.”

Abiy launched a army offensive on Tigra starting Nov. 4, accusing Tigrayan forces of attacking federal troops within the northern area.