“They were sent to cleanse the Amhara ethnicity,” said a man whose brother and the brother’s entire family were murdered in what’s known as the Chenna massacre.
Abiy Ahmed, who has declared a state of emergency in the country, called on citizens to “use every weapon and power” to "bury" rebels.
Locals are hopeful of an end to the worst of the conflict, but Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has pledged to "repel" the rebels.
Ethiopians voted last week in regional elections marred by a civil war and inter-ethnic violence.
"The old conflicts that divide us are back," one voter told VICE World News.
Images and video footage obtained by VICE World News show multiple young children suffering from severe malnutrition in an overcrowded hospital.
Ethiopia’s state-backed Amhara region security forces are attacking people in their own region. The resulting violence has displaced thousands.
“They Started Burning the Homes”: Ethiopians Say Their Towns Are Being Razed in Ethnic Cleansing Campaign
Survivor testimony and satellite imagery in Ethiopia’s Tigray region provide evidence of wide-ranging destruction by Eritrean soldiers.
Amnesty International has published satellite images that appear to show evidence of heavy shelling and mass burial sites in Axum following the reported massacre.
Evidence suggests corruption and police complicity led to the escape of a notorious smuggler accused of transporting, extorting, and imprisoning thousands of migrants.