Ethiopia's military operations in north have limited objectives - PM

FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris
FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's federal military operations in the north have "clear, limited and achievable objectives", Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Friday.

Ethiopia mobilised for war in the northern Tigray region on Thursday, dashing international hopes of averting a conflict between Abiy's government and a powerful ethnic faction that led the ruling coalition for decades.

(Reporting by Omar Mohammed; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Hugh Lawson)