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BREAKING NEWS: Sudanese helicopter shot down in Darfur

February 24, 2008 (PARIS) — Rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said they have shot down a helicopter in West Darfur in Jebel Moun, following an attack by the Sudanese army and the Janjaweed militia.

Suleiman Sanal Hagar, a rebel commander in Jebel Moun area told Sudan Tribune by satellite telephone from western Darfur that they downed a helicopter gunship in Kondifay, 15 kilometre northern of El-Geinana.

However the Sudanese army spokesman said today that a helicopter crashed following a technical failure and all the crew was accounted for.

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