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Ethiopia bombs its own northern province

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Ethiopian fighter jets bombed targets in the restive northern province of Tigray, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Friday, in the latest escalation of a three-day old conflict that is driving the populous African nation toward a potentially destabilizing civil war.

Stores of missiles and other heavy weapons around the regional capital of Mekelle were destroyed in the airstrikes, Mr. Abiy announced on state television, making no mention of casualties. “The first phase of our operation has been fully completed,” he said.

Mr. Abiy, who last year won the Nobel Peace Prize partly for making peace with Eritrea, ordered the start of a military offensive against Tigray on Wednesday after accusing the region’s ruling party of attacking a government defense post and attempting to steal artillery and military equipment.

Full report at the NY Times: Link

"Ethiopia parliament dissolves Tigray leadership"

Full report at the BBC: Link

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RoofGardener

An African state in a state of civil war ? Surely not ? Such a thing would be unheard of ! 

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President Wearer of Hats

What is it about national leaders getting the Nobel Peace Prize and promptly committing what could be considered war crimes soon afterwards?

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Jon the frog
2 hours ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

What is it about national leaders getting the Nobel Peace Prize and promptly committing what could be considered war crimes soon afterwards?

I would say normalty ? Look at past nobel prizes for peace and you will find some funky stuff... like

The Nobel Peace Prize 1994 was awarded jointly to Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East. A couple of years before and after, they tried to bomb Arafat out of existence...

Nobel peace prize 2009 for President Barack Obama while he expanded the use of unmanned air-strikes on these countries, as well as Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Libya and Somalia

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Eldorado

UN warns 'war crimes' may have happened

BBC News

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Eldorado

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Ethiopia's forces have captured two towns in the northern region of Tigray where soldiers loyal to the local political party are fighting the central government.

Tigray's leader confirmed the losses but said it was a temporary setback and vowed to defeat the government.

Ethiopia's prime minister has said that his army is advancing on the Tigrayan capital Mekelle.

Hundreds of people have reportedly died in two weeks of clashes.

Full report at the BBC: Link

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OverSword
On 11/8/2020 at 2:07 PM, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

What is it about national leaders getting the Nobel Peace Prize and promptly committing what could be considered war crimes soon afterwards?

I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about

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Eldorado

Ethiopian military warns Mekelle civilians ahead of assault on city

‘No mercy’ ultimatum stokes international concerns as conflict enters third week

Full report at the UK Guardian: Link

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Eldorado

Tigray people 'ready to die' as leader rejects call to surrender

UK Guardian

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Eldorado

Eritrea's capital came under fire from Ethiopia's breakaway Tigray region Friday, raising fears that Ethiopia's internal conflict could spread as leader Abiy Ahmed resisted calls for dialogue.

France 24 news

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Eldorado

Ethiopia's PM relishes victory, but Tigrayan leader says war not over

Reuters

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‘Overwhelming’ reports of killings of Eritreans in Tigray: UN

UN’s refugee agency says it received large number of reports of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopian region being killed, abducted and forcibly returned to Eritrea.

Al Jazeera report

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Eldorado

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission says more than 100 people have been killed in the latest massacre along ethnic lines in the western part of the country.

The Amhara Mass Media Agency, affiliated with the country’s Amhara region, in a separate report cited witnesses as saying the attack occurred early Wednesday in the Metekel zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz region.

Report at PBS

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Eldorado

Some 222 people have been killed following an attack in Ethiopia, a Red Cross volunteer has said.

Homes were torched in the massacre that took place on Wednesday in Bekoji, a village in the western region of Bulen that borders Sudan, amid rising ethnic tensions.

The death toll was originally estimated to be more than 100 by the state-appointed Ethiopian Human Rights Commission.

Sky News report

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RoofGardener

We cared about Ethiopia back in 1985. We where fooled. The famine we where urged to help relieve was man-made. It was part of an attempt to fight the SAME civil war that has rumbled on ever since. For for the last 35 years. 

We don't care about Ethiopia any more.  

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