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U.N. Says Recent Fighting in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region Killed 183 People

HeadlineAug 31, 2023

The U.N. says fighting between Ethiopia’s military and the regional Fano militia in the Amhara region has killed at least 183 people over the past month. A state of emergency was declared in the region early this month, leading to the arbitrary arrest of more than 1,000 people, many believed to be young people of ethnic Amhara origin. The latest conflict broke out after Ethiopian forces reclaimed major towns and cities in the northern region. Amhara soldiers fought on the side of the Ethiopian military during the two-year conflict in northern Tigray.

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