Ethiopian and Eritrean forces have waged a “devastating and genocidal war” in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the region’s ousted leader has said.
Debretsion Gebremichael urged the international community to investigate the alleged atrocities.
The Ethiopian government said his claims were “unfounded”, and his forces were guilty of “horrendous crimes”.
Conflict broke out in November after Mr Debretsion’s forces captured Ethiopian government military bases in Tigray.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy responded by ordering a ground and air offensive, which led to his troops capturing the regional capital, Mekelle, on 28 November.
Mr Debretsion fled the capital with fighters from his Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), and vowed to resist federal control over the region.
The conflict has led to about two million people, or a third of Tigray’s population, being displaced.