Sunday, November 19, 2006

Heavy toll reported as Sudan army bombards Darfur

Addis Ababa,
The African Union on Saturday reported a "heavy" civilian toll after Sudanese forces and allied militia this week conducted raids in the war-ravaged western region of Darfur.

The AU Mission in Sudan (Amis) reported a "heavy toll on the civilian population" after the army, backed by Janjaweed militia, carried out aerial bombardments in Birmaza in northern Darfur on Wednesday and Thursday.

"These attacks are a flagrant violation of the security provisions of the DPA [Darfur Peace Agreement]," said a statement from the AU, whose mission is to monitor Darfur's often-violated peace deal. Read more >>>

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