REUTERS/Baz RatnerSummary Thousands of Eritrean refugees caught in north Ethiopian warRefugees distrusted and abused by both sides' fighters'Clear war crimes' committed, says rights groupNAIROBI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, an international rights watchdog said on Thursday.
Tens of thousands of Eritrean refugees live in Tigray, a mountainous and poor province of about 5 million people.
Tigrayan forces marched fleeing refugees back to Hitsats, shooting some stragglers, refugees reported to HRW.
In the northernmost camp, Shimelba, Eritrean forces killed at least one refugee, raped at least four others and killed local residents, HRW said.
Tigrayan forces took over those camps in June and refugees have reported killings and looting.
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