Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Rebels, Sudan forces clash in Darfur

By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer

KUTUM, Sudan — Intense fighting has erupted in the northern part of Darfur with hundreds of rebels and Sudanese government troops wounded or captured in clashes this week near the border with Chad, international observers said Tuesday.

The Sudanese air force is bombing villages in rebel-controlled areas north of the regional capital of El Fasher, the international groups said. The number of civilian casualties in these bombings is not known, the United Nations mission in Sudan said. The Sudanese military on Tuesday denied the bombings were continuing. Read more >>>

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