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Thousands flee as Tigray rebels seize Ethiopian U.N. World Heritage site


Rebel forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region have taken control of the town of Lalibela, whose famed rock-hewn churches are a United Nations World Heritage Site, forcing 250,000 residents to flee. Residents of Lalibela reported seeing armed men walking through the town speaking Tigrinya, a language not spoken in the region, after local forces fled, taking ambulances and arms with them.