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Ethiopia Warns of Imminent Attack in Tigray Capital as Rights Group Says Tigray Attack Killed 600+ Civilians

HeadlineNov 25, 2020

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, is rejecting international calls to halt a planned attack on the northern Ethiopian city of Mekelle, the capital of the semiautonomous region of Tigray. Ahmed has threatened to launch the attack today if the Tigray People’s Liberation Front did not agree to surrender.

Meanwhile, the government-backed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission is accusing a youth group in Tigray of killing at least 600 civilians near the Sudanese border earlier this month. The report has not been independently verified.

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