Tigray conflict: War crime feared in Ethiopia

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    The Ethiopian government said on Friday that its military offensive against the leaders of Tigray province was proceeding successfully and would end shortly as civilians fleeing fighting in Tigray region described bombing by government jets, shooting on the streets and killings with machetes, as they joined thousands of refugees crossing into neighbouring Sudan.

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