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kuwaittimes.net 15 Sep, 2021 18:30 am

Stench of death: Villagers flee site of Ethiopian mass killings

Stench of death: Villagers flee site of Ethiopian mass killings

Despite Abiy vowing a swift victory, fighting has spread in recent months into the neighboring regions of Amhara and Afar, displacing hundreds of thousands of people and killing an untold number of civilians.The fighting in Amhara has amplified global concern about the war in northern Ethiopia, which has killed many thousands of people and pushed hundreds of thousands into famine-like conditions, according to the United Nations.UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned Monday that the widening war “risks spilling over to the whole Horn of Africa”.“Even with the changing dynamics in the conflict, there has been one constant: multiple and severe reports of alleged gross violations of human rights, humanitarian and refugee law by all parties,” she said.

Medics put the death toll at 125 but told AFP it could climb.We were doing that for four days straight,” Amhara militia fighter Yalew Kasse told AFP on Tuesday.

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