U.S. Urges Withdrawal of Forces From Ethiopia's Tigray

The U.S. government has issued a statement urging Eritrea and Ethiopia to immediately withdraw their deployed forces from the war-torn Tigray region. This comes days after Amnesty International reported that hundreds of people were massacred by Eritrean troops in the historic city of Axum. The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs however, has criticised the report as "incomplete and inaccurate". Similarly, Eritrea has downplayed the rights group's reports. Since the Tigray conflict broke out in early November 2021, Asmara and Addis Ababa have repeatedly denied involvement of Eritrean forces in the ongoing war. However, officials from Tigray's interim government last week reportedly admitted that Eritrean forces' presence was "undeniable

Recently arrived refugees from Tigray in Ethiopia bring supplies to help set up their shelter in Raquba camp, in Kassala, Sudan (file photo).

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