UN urges Eritrean troops to leave Ethiopia's Tigray following reports of 'atrocities'

A senior UN official on Thursday called on Eritrea to pull troops from Ethiopia’s Tigray region after reports of atrocities despite denials by both governments of their presence. Addressing a Security Council session on Tigray, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Mark Lowcock, also called for assistance to be scaled up “dramatically” to the northern region amid fears of mass hunger. “It is now abundantly clear to all, and openly acknowledged by officials of the government administration in Tigray, that Eritrean defence forces are operating throughout Tigray,” Lowcock said,…

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