Wednesday, March 03, 2010

US 'extremely concerned' by reported Darfur offensive

WASHINGTON — The United States is "extremely concerned" about a reported Sudanese military offensive against rebels in the war-torn western region of Darfur, the State Department said Tuesday.

Sudanese military operations in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur "have reportedly caused significant civilian casualties, displacement, and the evacuation of humanitarian organizations," spokesman Philip Crowley said.

Darfur rebels said on Monday that more than 200 civilians had been killed in clashes with Sudanese government troops over the past week around the Darfur region's central Jebel Marra plateau. Read more >>>>>>>>

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