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Ethiopian Troops Said Attacked Civilians

Ethiopian troops have committed widespread killings, rapes and torture of the tribal Anuak population in the southwestern corner of the country since late 2003, a Human Rights Watch investigator said Thursday. Numerous attacks by soldiers and civilians from other ethnic groups have killed more than 500 people and driven several thousand Anuaks from their homes in the Gambella region, said Chris Albin-Lackey, who wrote a report on the abuses for the New York-based group. The most serious attack took place in December 2003 when civilians attacked several Anuak villages, killing more than 400 people, Albin-Lackey said. Ethiopian soldiers responded to the massacre by attacking more Anuak villages, he added. Full Story

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