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Ethiopia Rights Group Says 400 Civilians Killed Over Four Months

  • Agency says there were extra-judicial killings of 346 people
  • Ethiopia has been in a civil war for the past 16 months

At least 403 civilians were killed in the conflict in Ethiopia’s Afar and Amhara regions during September through December, according to the state human rights watchdog.

The deaths occurred under artillery fire, air raids and drone attacks mainly by Tigrayan forces, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission’s chief, Daniel Bekele, told reporters Friday in the capital, Addis Ababa. In addition, there were 346 extra-judicial killings by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front’s forces and militia allied to it on one hand, and the federal army and security forces backing it on the other.