|Bombing of Wukro|
|Part of Tigray War|
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Location of Wukro in Ethiopia
|Location||Wukro (Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 468: attempt to index field 'scripts' (a boolean value).), Tigray Region, Ethiopia|
|Date||16 November 2020|
|Perpetrators||United Arab Emirates Armed Forces|
The bombing of Wukro was a mass extrajudicial killing that took place in Wukro (Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 468: attempt to index field 'scripts' (a boolean value).) in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia during the Tigray War, on 16 November 2020. Wukro is a mid-sized town, capital of woreda Kilte Awulaelo, Eastern zone of Tigray.
Ahead of the Ethiopian National Defense Force and Eritrean Defence Forces arrival in late November 2020, heavy bombing levelled homes and businesses in Wukro (Eastern Tigray) and sent plumes of dust and smoke rising above near-deserted streets on 16 November 2021. People were hiding in their houses and 14 civilians  were killed in the bombing that involved the intervention of the Ethiopian Airforce and "Pterosaurus" drones, launched by the United Arab Emirates from its base in Assab in Eritrea. The Chinese-made, armed drones bombed Tigrayan towns and defence forces. EEPA has provided a summarised translation of the Chinese article.
Analysts interpreted the identity of the perpetrators of drone attacks as United Arab Emirates, and locals identified airplanes that carried out the bombings as belonging to the Ethiopian Airforce.
The “Tigray: Atlas of the humanitarian situation” mentions 14 victims. Many victims have been identified, but, as Wukro is a martyr town, affected by every phase of the Tigray war, often the specific event in which victims died is not known yet.
The series of massacres in Wukro received international attention in media articles. The “Tigray: Atlas of the humanitarian situation”, that documented this massacre received international media attention, particularly with regard its Annex A, that lists the massacres.
- Annys, S., Vanden Bempt, T., Negash, E., De Sloover, L., Nyssen, J., 2021. Tigray: Atlas of the humanitarian situation
- France24, 16 March 2020: 'The fighting continues': A Tigray town reels from drawn-out war
- "YouUAV.com, 4 December 2020". Youuav.com. https://www.youuav.com/news/detail/202012/46513.html.
- "Situation Report EEPA HORN No. 64 – 23 January 2021". https://www.eepa.be//wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Situation-Report-EEPA-Horn-No.-64-23-January-2021.pdf.
- TGHAT, A compilation of the verified list of civilian victims from different sources
- The World radio (2 April 2021): Counting the victims in Tigray
- EuroNews, 2 April 2021 – See film embedded in the news item: G7 'seriously concerned' about human rights violations in Ethiopia's Tigray region
- CBC, 2 April 2021: As It Happens: The Friday Edition (from 28:00 to 35:30) Tigray, Ethiopia Massacre
- The Guardian, 2 April 2021: Ethiopia: 1,900 people killed in massacres in Tigray identified
- World Peace Foundation: Starving Tigray
- Tigray: Atlas of the humanitarian situation
- TGHAT: A compilation of the verified list of civilian victims from different sources
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