CNN's efforts to reach Axum were thwarted by both Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers multiple times over several days.
Ethiopian soldiers block CNN's path, threatening the team with detention.
CNN was informed by aid agencies that they had also been turned back by Eritrean soldiers manning the same checkpoint.
Ethiopian military sources in the region confirmed to CNN that Eritrean soldiers were in control of key checkpoints along the route to Axum.
That report was corroborated by humanitarian workers in Tigray, who said they had "protection" issues around distributing aid in some areas as civilians were later robbed of the aid by Eritrean soldiers.
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