“It Seems Like The Whole Population Is Killed”
An Interim Report on the June 18th, 2022 Amhara Massacre in the Tole Kebele, Gimbi Woreda, West Wollega Zone of Ethiopia’s Oromia Region by Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) militants
The Amhara Association of America (AAA) has verified from interviews with several eyewitnesses and victims’ families that on June 18, 2022 at least 554 Amhara civilians were killed, an additional 40 were injured and hundreds more went missed when Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) militants numbering in the thousands attacked 10 villages in Tole Kebele (ward) of Gimbi Woreda (district) of West Wollega Zone in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region.
Local ethnic Oromo residents also collaborated in the attack, including in guiding OLA forces, executing wounded survivors, and looting and destruction of property including grains, farm animals and houses. AAA has thus far identified 455 victims by name, gender and residence. Many of the victims came from vulnerable populations including women, children and the elderly. The oldest victim was in fact over 100-years-old while the youngest known victim was a 15-day-old infant.