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Sudan army ‘attacks Darfur towns

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Hmm, Sudanese Government goes on with its imperialistic campaign…

Sudanese government troops have launched attacks on two towns in Darfur, three rebel groups in the region have said. The rebels said the troops, backed by militias, helicopters and planes, had attacked Disa and Birmaza in North Darfur state early on Saturday.

The joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur said it was investigating the reports. There has been no comment on the rebel claims from the Sudanese military.

“The fighting is still going on, they are inside the town and are looting,” he said from Disa.

Commanders of two other rebel groups also said their forces in the area, north of the town of Kutum, were also involved in the fighting.

Rebel groups have accused government forces of launching a string of attacks on insurgent-held areas in North Darfur in recent months.

One rebel commander, Sherif Harir, from the Sudan Liberation Movement – Unity faction, said Khartoum was trying to wrest control of key transport routes and oil reserves in the area, Reuters news agency reported

BBC NEWS | Africa | Sudan army ‘attacks Darfur towns

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Written by Claudia

September 7, 2008 at 7:00 pm

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  1. […] Sudan army attacks Darfur towns. […]

  2. […] Sudan is attacking Darfurian villages (here and here) and UN food convoys with no intervention from the international community. Of course, […]

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