Violence Spreads To Ethiopia’s Neighbouring Amhara Region

 Violence Spreads To Ethiopia’s Neighbouring Amhara Region

Violence has since sucked in various ethnic groups in bitter battles over land, and spread from Tigray into Ethiopia’s neighbouring Amhara region.

Dragged into a conflict not of their making, members of Ethiopia’s Qemant ethnic group say their only choice was fleeing to Sudan, marking another bleak turn in a widening war.

Thousands have been killed since fighting erupted in November in Ethiopia’s northernmost Tigray region, when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent in troops to topple the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the regional ruling party; saying the move came in response to TPLF attacks on army camps.

Amhara fighters supported Abiy’s forces, in an attempt to settle a decades-long dispute over territory they claim was seized by the TPLF during its nearly three-decade rule before Abiy took power in 2018.

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