Rebels Advance Toward Capital As Ethiopia Moves Deeper Into War

Ethiopian rebel forces advanced toward the country’s capital, threatening to widen a civil war raging in Africa’s second-most populous nation marked by allegations of ethnically motivated atrocities and man-made famine.

Fighters from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front and allied militias in recent days have captured two strategic towns about 230 miles from Addis Ababa, expanding a conflict that for the past year had largely been confined to Ethiopia’s north.