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Human right groups express concern over Ethiopian military Unlawful Shelling in Tigray

Since the start of the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, there have been international calls for Ethiopian troops to stop shelling civilian areas. There were reports of government shelling of civilian areas, and the humanitarian situation in the region was at risk.

Human Rights Watch says Ethiopian forces indiscriminately shelled towns in the Tigray region in November 2020 in violation of martial law. Human rights are untouchable in every situation.

The Human Right Watch said artillery attacks at the beginning of the armed conflict hit homes, hospitals, schools, and markets in Mekelle, as well as Humera and Shire, killing at least 83 civilians, including children and injured more than 300. This incident shows that human rights abuses took place.

The fighting, which began late last year in Tigray, has caused the death of hundreds of thousands of lives. The region was the scene of fierce fighting between Ethiopian federal government forces and Tigrean forces, with the defeat of the Tigrean army and the capture of some of its top leaders and the killing of others as per media. In November, the Ethiopian military launched an operation in Tigray in response to what Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed described as attacks on federal forces and their bases.

Human Rights watch provided a summary of the preliminary results obtained by the Ethiopian government but received no response. In a speech to parliament on November 30th, Prime Minister Abiy emphasized that Ethiopian federal forces had not harmed civilians during their military operations in the Tigrean region.