Rights Group Reports Massacre of Civilians in Ethiopian Conflict

Human rights organisation Amnesty International is reporting that scores - possibly hundreds - of people were stabbed or hacked to death in Mai-Kadra (May Cadera)  in Ethiopia's Tigray region on November 9, 2020. The organization says it has verified photographs and videos of bodies strewn across the town or being carried away on stretchers. The organization has also spoken to witnesses who visited the town immediately after the deadly attack and found bodies and injured survivors. Amnesty has not confirmed who was responsible for the killings, but has spoken to witnesses who said forces loyal to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) were responsible for the killings, apparently after they suffered defeat by federal forces. The TPLF has denied this. Conflict in the area follows Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordering a military intervention against the TPLF, which is the region's ruling party.

A map showing the location of the town of Mai-Kadra (May Cadera) in Ethiopia's Tigray region.

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