Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sudan Violating Security Council Resolutions: UN

An unpublished United Nations report says the government of Sudan is flying arms and heavy military equipment into the Darfur region in violation of Security Council resolutions.

The report says the planes have been painted white to disguise them as United Nations or African Union aircraft.

In one case, which the report illustrates with close-up pictures, the letters “U.N” have been stencilled onto the wing of a white-washed Sudanese armed forces plane at a Darfur airport.

Bombs guarded by uniformed soldiers are laid out in rows by its side.

The report says that the planes are being operated out of all three of Darfur's principal airports and used for aerial surveillance and bombardments of villages. The story >>>

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