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Source: BBC News By Fasikaw Menberu & Farouk Chothia BBC Amharic & BBC News “I fight with both of them – the prayer and the bullet,” said Father Gebremariam Aderaw. The monk, whose name means “servant of Mary”, signed up to join the Ethiopian military, weeks after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called on all able-bodied men to join the fight against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). It launched a rebellion in November in its heartland of Tigray after a bitter fall-out with Mr Abiy over his political reforms. “When I saw the country collapse… and the priests being killed,…