A major rebel group in Sudan's troubled region of Darfur said on Sunday its leader Khalil Ibrahim has returned after leaving his Libyan refuge following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi's regime.
The fall of Gaddafi has deprived Darfur rebels of a safe haven. Analysts say Gaddafi used to support some rebel groups with funds and arms.
The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said its leader Ibrahim Khalil had returned from Libya where he had been since May 2010 when neighbouring Chad refused him entry.
Sudan had pleaded with Gaddafi to expel him. There was no immediate government comment on the JEM statement.
JEM has refused to sign a Qatar-brokered peace agreement which Sudan signed with the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJR), another Darfur rebel group.
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