Fighting in Sudan's Darfur region kills 51

A total of 51 people were killed during new fighting in the area of El Sireaf between the two tribes on Thursday and Saturday

Fighting in Sudan's Darfur region kills 51

World Bulletin/News Desk

Recent fighting between tribes in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur has killed 51 people and wounded 62, state news agency SUNA said on Sunday, in the first official comment on fresh violence in the western region.

Fighting broke out in January between the Bani Hussein and Rizeigat tribes over the mine in Jebel Amer in North Darfur, displacing 100,000 people, according to the United Nations.

A total of 51 people were killed during new fighting in the area of El Sireaf between the two tribes on Thursday and Saturday, North Darfur governor Osman Mohammed Kibir told SUNA.

He said the army had now restored order, adding that "criminals" on both sides were to blame for the new violence which tribesmen reported first this weekend.

In January, separate clashes between the army and a rebel group in central Darfur forced 30,000 to flee.

 

Last Mod: 25 Şubat 2013, 12:01
Add Comment