In the town of Mai-Kadra, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, ethnic Amhara militiamen find dead bodies as they investigate a massacre of hundreds of civilians. In Gondar University Hospital, in the neighboring Amhara region, survivors of the bloodshed recover and recall what they lived through. Questions linger over who is to blame for the massacre on November 9, with participants in the three-week-old conflict seeking to absolve themselves of an atrocity that bears the hallmarks of a war crime. Amnesty International, which revealed the killings, and the government-affiliated Ethiopian Human Rights Commission point the finger at groups loyal to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). But Tigrayan refugees who fled Mai-Kadra for Sudan instead say pro-government forces were responsible for the killings during a brutal assault on the town of 40,000 people. AFP gained rare access to territory controlled by the federal government in the northern conflict zone. An Ethiopian government official accompanied AFP during filming of the report.
- Ethiopian News