Despite talk of a landslide victory for the ruling party in recent elections and the insistence that the armed conflict was over forces from Ethiopia’s northern restive Tigray region said on Monday that they were pushing south and had recaptured a town from government forces, underscoring their determination to keep fighting until the region’s prewar borders are restored. TPLF spokesperson Getachew Reda told Reuters that Tigrayan forces controlled Korem, a town 170 kilometres south of Mekelle, and were pushing to seize control of the major town of Alamata, 20km further south. Ethiopia’s military spokesman would not comment on who was in control of the town however, simply saying in a text message, “we had declared a ceasefire”.