Friday, July 14, 2006

UN accuses Minnawi faction of rape, murder in Darfur

Khartoum, Sudan, 07/11 - The United Nations Sunday accused fighters of the former main rebel group in the western Darfur region of raping and murdering civilians in fighting against rebel factions that rejected a recent peace deal.

"Some 4,000 civilians have fled the fighting between the rival factions of the Sudan Liberation Movement in the Tawila area of North Darfur state," the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said in a situation report released here after the fighting erupted again in Darfur recently.

Khartoum and the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) of Minani Minnawi signed the peace agreement 5 May 2006 in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, under the auspices of the African Union (AU). Read more >>>

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