ADDIS ABABA, September 8 (Reuters) – Insurgent troops from the Tigray region 120 burgers killed over two days in a village in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, local officials told Reuters on Wednesday.
the murders in a village 10 km (six miles) from the city of dabat took place on Sept. 1 and 2, said Sewnet Wubalem, the local administrator in Dabat and Chalachew Dagnew, spokesman of the nearby city of gondar.
a spokesperson for Tigrayan forces did not immediately respond to a request for comment on what is the first report of Tigrayan forces killing a large number of burgers since conquering territory in Amhara. tens of thousands of people have fled homes in the region while the Tigrayan forces have advanced.
“We’ve recovered 120 bodies so far. They were all innocent farmers. But we think the number may be.” higher. There are people who are missing,” Sewnet, the local administrator, told Reuters by phone.
Chalachew, the Gondar city spokesperson, said he had attended the funeral area in the village and that children, women and the elderly were among the dead.
He said the killings took place during the “brief presence” of the Tigrayan forces. in the area, and it was now under control of the Ethiopian Federal Army.
War broke out out 10 months ago between Ethiopia’s federal troops and troops die be loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the Tigray region.
Since then, thousands have been killed and more more than 2 million have fled their homes. Fighting spread in July from the Tigray region to the neighboring regions of Amhara and Far, also in the countries north.
In the midst of the conflict, relations between the ethnic Amharas and Tigrayans have deteriorated sharply.
During the war, regional troops and militiamen from the Amhara region have attempted a decades-old dispute over land between the regions of Amhara and Tigray. read more
Amhara forces have seized control of western parts of Tigray and driven dozens of thousands of Tigrayans of their homes. Although the Tigrayan troops have seized back most of the Tigray region, they have not taken back the heavily militarized and controversial area of western Tigray.
The United States government’s humanitarian agency said: last week Tigrayan had powers in warehouses have been looted in recent weeks in components of Amhara. read more
The UN has said it is a de facto aid blockade on the Tigray region, where about 400,000 people to be already in famine, has caused a humanitarian crisis.
the Ethiopian government has repeatedly denied allegations by the UN and Western governments that it would intentionally hinder delivery of life-saving aid. On Sunday, a UN convoy of trucks met food and other relief supplies were allowed to enter Tigray for the first time since August 20.
Addis Ababa Editors’ Report, written by Maggie Fick; Editing by Jon Boyle and Timothy Heritage
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