Ethiopian government defends actions in Tigray Region, accuses critics of 'orchestrated attack'
June 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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The Government of Ethiopia has defended its actions in the northern province of Tigray, saying that it "condemns all acts that put the life and dignity of civilians in danger."
(CNN)The Government of Ethiopia has defended its actions in the northern province of Tigray, saying that it "condemns all acts that put the life and dignity of civilians in danger. "
Thousands of civilians are believed to have been killed and displaced since November, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a major military operation against Tigray's ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), sending in national troops and militia fighters from Ethiopia's Amhara region.
Ethiopia's government previously denied allegations of wrongdoing after a CNN investigation in April found that Ethiopian soldiers has executed unarmed men in Tigray.
The US last month condemned Eritrea and Ethiopia last month for coordinating their troops to close off a key aid route to Tigray region, following the CNN investigation.
In a statement, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanded Eritrea and Ethiopia "take all necessary steps to ensure that their forces in Tigray cease and desist this reprehensible conduct. "