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Ethiopia civil war: Stories of war crimes uncovered in Amhara

Jamal OsmanAfrica Correspondent
Chanel 4 News
Over a year into Ethiopia’s civil war, one of the federal government’s top military commanders says they’re planning on entering Mekelle, the capital of the rebel Tigray region, to – “eliminate” the last of their enemy.

US diplomats flew into Addis Ababa last week, hoping to broker a ceasefire in a conflict which has seen thousands of civilians killed, over two million displaced, and a deadly famine grip Africa’s second most populous nation.

But with the large-scale fighting having receded, the people

whose lives have been devastated are now able to tell their stories.

We have gained rare access to the Amhara region, which is once again under government control.

A warning: the stories of war crimes he uncovered there contain very distressing details.

1 thought on “Ethiopia civil war: Stories of war crimes uncovered in Amhara”

  1. This is shameful reporting in the tradition of bBC and other Conflict-peddlers. What were Amhara forces doing in Tigray? Which Amhara forces? There has never been any Amhara forces in Tigray and the reporter has inserted unfounded stories he said he heard in Tigray to make it appear like an Inter-ethnic conflict. The amhara were sitting in their homes and towns when TPLF forces came and committed the atrocities. How can you call atrocities Committed against an unarmed civilian group a conflict? This is the type of journalism that has conflict for bread and Butter. What a shame! Trying to plant age-old animosity between brothers in the name of balanced journalism. The war is controlled by the TPLF and Abiy ahmed’s Oromo government. The Amhara civilians are simply victims with no say in which way the war goes.

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