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Residents Describe Harrowing November Massacre in Ethiopian Holy City

HeadlineFeb 19, 2021

In Ethiopia, residents of the city of Axum have described a massacre by Eritrean troops last November. A deacon at the Church of St. Mary of Zion told the Associated Press as many as 800 people were killed by Eritrean soldiers who burst into the church, cornering and dragging out worshipers and shooting at those who fled. Some 3 million people have been displaced since a conflict broke out in Ethiopia’s Tigray region late last year, and opposition groups say at least 52,000 people have been killed.

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