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THREAD: Reading through reports of the human rights abuses that happened in 2007 Ethiopia Invasion of #Somalia still shocks me. Here residents recount the intentional shootings, summary executions of civilians, indiscriminate bombardments of civilian areas & medical facilities.
A witness recounts to @hrw the rounding up of relatives from their homes to be executed by Ethiopian soldiers

And another witness, a mother of 2 retelling of the tragedy of losing her entire family & relatives from a rocket landing on her house. These weren't isolated incidents!
Reports show that almost 400 civilians were killed in the first round of shelling. The excuse given for the #Ethiopian military indiscriminate bombing & shelling of civilian-inhabited neighborhoods was to capture the Stadium/main roads.
Here is an account on the bombardments on several hospitals in #Mogadishu. Evidence suggests that the bombardment of the hospitals were deliberate since the weapons used were direct-fire weapons. Most critical parts were repeatedly hit & other less critical parts left untouched.
Just behind the Ethiopian military was the TFG militia who were widespread looting the Bakara markets and stealing from shops, houses and civilians on the streets.
The Guardian's response shows it has also been retrospectively unsympathetic to the US-backed Ethiopian Invasion of Somalia in 2007. The end result was more anarchy and the birth of Al-Shabab.
Abdullahi retells the unsettling feeling he had when he learned his wife and children were dead. The first time in his life that he remembers crying😢

Scores of civilians died from the uninterrupted rocket/mortar shelling in their neighborhoods.
One of the most heinous war crimes reported by Amnesty needs to be remembered also.

The slitting of the throat of 21 unarmed, peaceful worshipers and the rounding up/arresting of children.

reuters.com/article/idUSL2…
Check out the thread I made on @somaliwave forum. Join the forum so you guys can contribute to it and comment!
somaliwave.com/index.php?thre…
The link above doesnt seem to work. Try this!

Ethiopia army slit throats in Somali mosque -Amnesty
reuters.com/article/idUSL2…
Here's the link to the report:
hrw.org/report/2007/08…
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