I read below line in News paper
"While the firing "has abated", tension remains high along a 200-km stretch of the border dividing the nuclear-armed rivals."
Question: Is use of "Has abated" in above sentence is correct.?
Firing is Transitive verb. Firing can not stop sponteneously some one has to stop firing. Firing can not stop by its own.
As per my knowledge it should be
While the firing "is abated",....... Means Status of firing is stoped now but still there is tension.
While the firing "has been abated",....... Means Firing has been abated by police but still there is tension.