War crimes feared in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

ADDIS ABABA/GENEVA: Fighting between Ethiopian government forces and rebellious northern leaders could spiral out of control and war crimes may have been committed, the United Nations said on Friday, as repercussions spread around the volatile Horn of Africa. The 10-day conflict in Tigray region has killed hundreds, sent refugees flooding into Sudan, and raised fears it may suck in Eritrea or force Ethiopia to divert troops from an African force opposing al Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia. It may also blemish the reputation of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, peace pact with Eritrea and had won plaudits for opening Ethiopia’s economy and easing a repressive political system. - Reuters �S/�