More than 30,000 flee fighting in Darfur in Sudan: UN

More than 30,000 people fleeing the fighting in Darfur in Sudan: UN

KHARTOUM – More than 30,000 people have fled in two weeks of fighting in the Darfur region of Sudan, the United Nations said after some of the worst clashes between government troops Rebels and rival tribes reported for months <. / P>

Conflict has raged in Darfur, a vast arid region of western Sudan, since 03 mostly non-Arab tribes took up arms against the Arab government in Khartoum, accusing it of political marginalization and economy.

Fighting between the army and rebels – and the divisions between the insurgents – derail years of international mediation and several rounds of peace talks


Violence experienced high peaks of 4.3 but has resumed in recent weeks and has also spread banditry.

About 30,000 people have fled their homes in cities and Golo Guldo escape two weeks of fighting that began on December 24 in Darfur Jebel Marra region, prized for its fertile land, the Bureau Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report.

Some 2,800 people fled to a camp in the center of Nertiti Darfur, already home to 42,000 displaced people, according to a report Thursday evening, citing government figures and a community leader.

Army rebels of the Sudan Liberation

(SLA) faction led by Abdel Wahed Mohamed al-Nur seized cities and Golo Rockero, the international peacekeeping force in Darfur UNAMID cited a local leader on Wednesday. The government has denied losing territory and said it had repelled a rebel attack.

Thousands of people also fled when fighting broke out this week between the Arab tribes on the use of a gold mine in the region of Jebel Amer North Darfur, UNAMID said Friday.

“The fighting has resulted … a number c (ini dilarang kata) Definitions-looting, burning of villages and the displacement of thousands of civilians forced to flee to Kabkabiya Saraf Umra and Al Sereif cities, “UNAMID said in a statement.


On another front, the Sudanese army said the state news agency SUNA that had repelled an attack by rebel SPLM- north in the main oil-producing country in South Kordofan state on Friday.

Southern Kordofan borders of Darfur rebels and the two regions, all of which have complained of discrimination by the government, have formed an alliance promising to overthrow President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

Armed Forces spokesman Khalid al-Sawarmi SPLM-North (Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North) had attacked the army forces in the region of al-Hamra. “Fifty their forces were killed,” he said.

Yasir Arman, one of the exiled leaders of the SPLM-North, declined to comment, telling Reuters that he needed to check first with the military commanders on the ground.


in Darfur and South Kordofan are difficult to verify that Sudan restricts movement of journalists and diplomats.

The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants against Bashir and other Sudanese officials to face charges of orchestrating war crimes in Darfur. They deny the charges and refuses to recognize the court.

human rights and the UN estimates hundreds of thousands of people have died in Darfur a decade of war, although the number is disputed by the government said some 10,000 people were killed.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Mounting Andrew Heavens)

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