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  • fires that appear to have been deliberately started destroyed more than 500 structures this week in and around Ethiopia's Gidget town.

  • Analysis of satellite imagery has shown adding credence to reports of continued conflict in parts of the northern Tigre region.

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  • Ahmed's government declared victory over the Tigre in People's Liberation Front at the end of November, but according to residents and United Nations assessments, sporadic clashes continue.

  • The government has acknowledged isolated incidents of shooting, but says most fighting has stopped.

  • Private satellite operator Planet Labs collected images on Sunday and Tuesday around G Jet and three nearby settlements 22 miles southwest of the regional capital, Mackell A.

  • They were analyzed by UK based security research organization DX Open Network.

  • It said the images showed at least 508 structures appear to have been destroyed by fire over the three day period, citing the blackening of Earth and vegetation ash circles that are indicative of roof collapse on debris from collapsed walls and ceilings.

  • DX said the absence of fire clusters or scorch marks connecting burnt structures made it unlikely the fires were accidental.

  • Numerous fires were detected in the area on Monday, according Toa, a NASA service.

  • Mullah Nega, head of TI Grace government appointed interim administration, said the team had been sent to the area to investigate.

  • Both sides and the Tigre conflicts have accused each other of abuses on denied responsibility for carrying them out.

  • People in the area could not be reached by phone.

  • Communications to Tigre remained patchy and the government tightly controls media access.

  • The prime minister, spokeswoman on the head of the government's Tigre task force, did not respond to messages seeking comment on Reuters has been unable to reach TPLF officials since early December that would help.

fires that appear to have been deliberately started destroyed more than 500 structures this week in and around Ethiopia's Gidget town.

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