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High Death Toll Reported as Ethiopian Soldiers Press Offensive in Afar Region

HeadlineNov 29, 2021

In Ethiopia, state media is reporting government forces gained control of the town of Chifra in the Afar region, days after broadcasting video of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed claiming victory from the frontlines of the year-long conflict with northern Tigrayan forces. Al Jazeera is reporting dead bodies covered the streets of Chifra after the latest fighting. Thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced since the start of the conflict, which has led to a devastating humanitarian crisis, as well as likely war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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