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Ethiopian forces have blocked people fleeing the embattled Tigray region from crossing into Sudan as refugees, Sudanese forces say. They're running from fighting between Tigray regional forces and government ones.

After Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a war in the country's northern region of Tigray, CNN correspondent @NimaCNN  says the conflict "has descended into potentially a form of ethnic cleansing."

Less than a week after the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region was captured by the national army, and state television reports that life is "returning to normal" . @D_J_Doyle  reports.

As the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region still churns, Salam, a mother of a newborn baby, recounts how she had fled the explosions and gunfire even though she was more than eight months pregnant

Fleeing the sound of explosions and gunfire, a heavily pregnant Salam left her home in Ethiopia's Tigray region - but she had not made it to the border when she went into labor

An Ethiopian girl stands at the window of a temporary shelter at the Village 8 refugee transit camp in Sudan, which houses Ethiopian refugees fleeing fighting in the Tigray region, near the Sudan-Ethiopia border. More photos of the week: 📷 Baz Ratner

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Fighting in the Tigray region of Ethiopia has forced tens of thousands of people to flee to neighbouring Sudan. Thousands of people are thought to have been killed or injured in the conflict. @JamalMOsman  has the story.

Mekelle, the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region, was captured by the military less than a week ago prompting the government to declare victory over the rebellious northern movement. But there has been very little verifiable information since then

Ethiopia: Aid coming to Tigray as refugees recount war suffering


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More than 25,000 refugees fled across the border into Sudan, as heavy fighting continues in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Ethiopia has rejected international calls for mediation.

Our law enforcement operations in Tigray are proceeding as planned: operations will cease as soon as the criminal junta is disarmed, legitimate administration in the region restored, and fugitives apprehended & brought to justice — all of them rapidly coming within reach.

The overall safety and well-being of the people of Tigray is of paramount importance to the Federal government and we will do all that is necessary to ensure stability prevails in the Tigray region and that our citizens are free from harm and want.

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I am alarmed at the violence in Ethiopia. Its leaders must deescalate immediately, ensure humanitarian access to civilians in Tigray, and enter into an inclusive dialogue that protects the rights of all citizens to participate in free and fair elections.

Ethiopia's military threatens residents in the Tigray region's capital with artillery fire. Parties to a conflict must distinguish at all times between combatants and civilians. If Ethiopia carries out its threat, it could be considered a war crime.

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It's not enough for the Ethiopian military to tell the people of Tigray's capital, Mekelle, to "save yourselves from any artillery attacks." It has a duty to spare from harm even those who stay in Mekelle, not just threaten that "there will be no mercy.”

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“We found people murdered with weapons and axes and knives.” Ethiopian refugees fleeing “massacre” in northern Tigray region describe their ordeal.

BREAKING: The leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region confirms firing missiles at neighboring Eritrea’s capital, and threatens more.

Thousands of people have been forced to flee Ethiopia’s Tigray region into Sudan. They fear for their lives and the lives of their families. 🚨 Lifesaving assistance is urgently needed. Here’s how you can help: