Tigray: Ethiopion forces claim mass graves found

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Ethiopian officials say they have found the graves of at least 119 civilians after rebel forces withdrew from a village they had occupied. Tigray’s rebels forces have denied any responsibility, calling the accusations ‘fabricated.’ One local official in the Amhara region which borders Tigray described the dead as ‘innocent farmers, priests, children and women.’ The BBC cannot independently verify the allegations. Meanwhile the Sudanese government has summoned the Ethiopian ambassador in Khartoum over the appearance of almost 30 bodies that washed up on the shores of a river from Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the bodies belong to members of the Tigrinya ethnic group. This follows allegations of mass killings in the north-western Ethiopian city of Humera, which local officials denied.” (09/08/21)