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WHO Head Tedros Ghebreyesus Says His Uncle Was Killed by Eritrean Soldiers in Tigray

HeadlineDec 15, 2022

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said his uncle was killed by Eritrean troops amid ongoing fighting in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. He made the revelation at the end of a COVID briefing Wednesday.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: “I spoke to my mother, and she was really devastated because he was the youngest from their family. And he was almost same age with me. … And he was not alone, by the way. In the village, when they killed him in his home, from same village, more than 50 people were killed.”

Last month, Ethiopia’s government and Tigrayan representatives agreed to a peace deal after two years of war, but Eritrean forces were not part of that agreement.

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