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‘Horrific’ civilian toll as Ethiopia turns to combat drones to quell local insurgencies

‘Horrific’ civilian toll as Ethiopia turns to combat drones to quell local insurgencies

THE Ethiopian Orthodox priest reached the site of the explosion just minutes after the missile had hit. It was a scene of complete devastation. “It was horrific,” he told The New Humanitarian. “The place was littered with body parts of dead people, intact dead bodies, and survivors with missing limbs who were moaning in pain.” The target on 19 February in Ethiopia’s restive Amhara region was an Isuzu truck transporting dozens of civilians, the priest and another witness said. The attack was carried out by a military drone that had been hovering over the area, they added. The second witness,…
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