28 Oct 2021

Civilians joining Ethiopia’s military to fight Tigray’s rebels amid new offensive

Africa Correspondent

Up to 10 people, including children, are reported to have been killed in an Ethiopian airstrike on the northern Tigray region, as Prime Minister Abiy’s forces claim they had targeted military equipment.

Thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands have been displaced in almost 12 months of fighting.

The Amhara region has become the frontline, and civilians are joining the militias to fight the Tigray rebel forces alongside the government.

We gained access to the Amhara militias in this report.