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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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Taiwan says 10 Chinese aircraft crossed Taiwan Strait median line

Taiwan says 10 Chinese aircraft crossed Taiwan Strait median line

TEN Chinese aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, normally an unofficial barrier between the two sides, Taiwan's defence ministry said, as Beijing continues its military activities near the island. Nine Chinese fighter jets and one military drone crossed the median line in the 24 hours to 6 a.m. on Saturday (2000 GMT on Friday), the ministry said in its daily report on Chinese military activities. Taiwan sent aircraft to warn away the Chinese aircraft, while missile systems monitored them, the ministry said, using standard wording for its response. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory despite…
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