ETHIOPIA CONFLICT

These photos show schools hit by tornadoes in the US, not destroyed by rebels in Ethiopia

Published on 23/09/2021 at 10:36

Images of buildings in ruin have been shared on Facebook in Ethiopia purporting to show schools in the country’s Amhara region destroyed by rebels backing the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Large parts of Amhara, which shares a border with Tigray, have been infiltrated by rebels and several schools were destroyed in the ongoing conflict. However, the images shared on Facebook show American high schools destroyed by tornadoes in Missouri and Texas, in 2011 and 2019 respectively.