Eritrea’s Pragmatic Terrorism in Tigray

Given the vindictive nature of the Eritrean leader, that the Isaias regime would use any opportunity to inflict heavy damage on Tigray was not unexpected. It is rather the extent of its involvement and the barbaric nature of its troops—their utter depravity, brutality and irreverence—that have caught many by surprise.

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Tigray heritage at risk due to the War on Tigray

With this historical reality in mind and in light of what we know of the current conflict in Tigray it is not difficult to determine that the War on Tigray poses a great risk to cultural and religious heritage be it from intentional destruction, as collateral damage, or organized looting. There have been reports and photographic evidence of intentional attacks against buildings (mosques and churches included) and monuments recognized as both local and international historical heritage sites.

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The war on Tigray: A multi-pronged assault driven by genocidal undercurrents

Ethiopian refugees fleeing clashes in Tigray, rest and cook meals near UNHCR’s Hamdayet reception centre after crossing into Sudan. UNHCR/Hazim Elhag By Gebrekirstos Gebremeskel for Ethiopia-insight Tigray’s enemies all have…

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