Saturday, April 21, 2007

Government aircraft bomb village in Darfur: rebels

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese rebel group said government aircraft destroyed a village in northern Darfur in an air strike on Thursday, inflicting casualties.

An army spokesman said he was not aware of such an attack.

Ibrahim al-Helu, a commander in the Sudan Liberation Army rebel faction, said the air strike totally destroyed the village of Jemmeiza.

"There are casualties but darkness is making it difficult to reach them or know their number," he told Reuters by telephone.

"A lot of civilians have fled the village. Some have gone missing," he said. Read more >>>

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