Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told parliament on Monday that federal troops had not killed a single civilian in their nearly month-long offensive against rebellious local forces in the northerly Tigray region. Reuters reports that Abiy also said that his army would not destroy Mekelle, the capital of Tigray, after capturing it at the weekend. There was no immediate response from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which had accused the government of targeting civilians in airstrikes and ground fighting.