Tigray forces seize Ethiopia’s Lalibela, a Unesco site famed for its rock-hewn churches

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Tigray forces seize Ethiopia’s Lalibela, a Unesco site famed for its rock-hewn churches

Forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray region have taken control of the town of Lalibela, whose famed rock-hewn churches are a United Nations World Heritage Site, and residents were fleeing, eyewitnesses said on Thursday.Lalibela, also a holy site for millions of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians, is in the North Wollo Zone of the Amhara region in Ethiopia’s north. In recent weeks fighting has spread from Tigray into two neighbouring regions, Amhara and Afar, forcing around 250,000 people to flee.Senior…

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