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Ethiopia’s Amhara Seizes Disputed Territory Amid Tigray War

  • Amhara takes control of land previously controlled by Tigray
  • U.S. Secretary of State accuses Ethiopia of ethnic cleansing
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An internal conflict in Ethiopia is being used to settle a long-standing territorial dispute between two of its northern states.

Forces from the Amhara region took control of several areas in Tigray after backing federal troops that staged an incursion into its neighbor’s territory, said Gizachew Muluneh, a spokesman for the Amhara government. Fighting has continued in Tigray since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered the army to retaliate after forces loyal to Tigray’s ruling party attacked a military camp in November.