As of 30 November 2020, uncorroborated reports indicate that fighting is ongoing between Ethiopian government forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) throughout the Tigray region, despite earlier claims by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that the military had taken full control of the situation and that fighting had largely ceased. TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael claimed that his forces have captured an unspecified number of Ethiopian forces and possess several missiles. Debretsion further alleged that civilian casualties are high due to government forces looting and indiscriminately attacking civilians, although some international media outlets report that TPLF forces have also attacked civilians — primarily those who are ethnic Amharans.

Meanwhile, Abiy maintains that the central government now controls the regional capital Mekele, marking the “completion” of the military offensive in Tigray. Government forces shelled the city with artillery and heavy weapons on 28 November. Abiy further stated that authorities seek the arrest of TPLF leaders, while rebuilding the region and providing humanitarian assistance. According to Abiy, thousands of officers of the Northern Command captured by the TPLF have been released.