Tygray conflict: The United Nations human rights chief has expressed “increasing alarm”

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    The United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed “increasing alarm” at the situation in Tigray state, Ethiopia, saying it risked spilling completely out of control. Mass killings reported by Amnesty International, if confirmed as having been committed by a party to the conflict, would amount to war crimes, she added. France 24’s John Zarocostas explains.

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