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Drone attacks were carried out in two woredas of North Shewa Zone of Amhara Region say residents

Mekelle: 14 May 2024 (Tigray Herald)

Drone attacks were carried out in two woredas of North Shewa Zone of Amhara Region say residents

A drone strike conducted by the #Ethiopian air force on a PTA meeting in an elementary school in North Shewa zone of the restive #Amhara region, kills four and injures five people, inc teachers.

The attack was perpetrated in Kewet and Tarmaber Woredas and resulted in the killing of civilians

restructure regional special forces, fighting broke out in Amhara Region.

Fighting took place between government security forces and Fano forces and intensified which led to the government imposing a 6-month state of emergency in Amhara Region.

The state of emergency has been in effect since August 4, 2023 (Hamle 28, 2015 EC) and was extended for an additional four months, and is now three weeks from completion.

Repeated drone attacks in Amhara Region have killed unarmed civilians as cited in reports by various international rights groups including the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and various western countries.

Though these institutions and countries have called for an end to drone attacks and protection of civilians, Ethiopian National Defense Force Chief of General Staff Field Marshal Birhanu Jula stated the drone attacks would continue against desired targets in his response.

Ethiopia’s use of drones is part of a broader pattern of impunity that characterizes conflicts in the country. Drones were first used extensively during the #Tigray war which killed hundreds of civilians. A strike at an IDP camp, on 7 February 2022, killed at least 59 people.

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