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Eritrean troops kill, rape, loot in Tigray (Chicago Sun-Times)

Eritrean troops kill, rape, loot in Tigray

Despite claims by both Ethiopia and Eritrea that they were leaving, Eritrean soldiers are in fact more firmly entrenched than ever in Tigray, where they are brutally gang-raping women, killing civilians, looting hospitals and blocking food and medical aid, The AP has found.

A 40-year-old woman who was says she was held captive and repeatedly raped by 15 Eritrean soldiers over a period of a week in a remote village near the Eritrea border, speaks during an interview at a hospital in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, on Friday, May 14, 2021.
A 40-year-old woman who was says she was held captive and repeatedly raped by 15 Eritrean soldiers over a period of a week in a remote village near the Eritrea border, speaks during an interview at a hospital in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, on Friday, May 14, 2021. “They talked to each other. Some of them: ‘We kill her.’ Some of them: ‘No, no. Rape is enough for her,’” she recalls. She said one of the soldiers told her: “This season is our season, not your season. This is the time for us.”
 AP

MEKELE, Ethiopia — Women who make it to the clinic for sex abuse survivors in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray usually struggle to describe their injuries. But when they can’t take a seat and quietly touch their bottoms, the nurses know it’s an unspeakable kind of suffering.

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‘Our season’: Eritrean troops kill, rape, loot in Tigray (Bellingham Herald)

‘Our season’: Eritrean troops kill, rape, loot in Tigray

Tigrayan boys play with a ball at dusk at a camp for the internally-displaced in an elementary school in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia Monday, May 10, 2021. Despite claims by both Ethiopia and Eritrea that they were leaving, Eritrean soldiers are in fact more firmly entrenched than ever in Tigray, The Associated Press has found. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Tigrayan boys play with a ball at dusk at a camp for the internally-displaced in an elementary school in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia Monday, May 10, 2021. Despite claims by both Ethiopia and Eritrea that they were leaving, Eritrean soldiers are in fact more firmly entrenched than ever in Tigray, The Associated Press has found. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)  AP

Women who make it to the clinic for sex abuse survivors in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray usually struggle to describe their injuries. But when they can’t take a seat and quietly touch their bottoms, the nurses know it’s an unspeakable kind of suffering.

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