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One militiaman killed after dispute with Darfur IDPS

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December 2, 2008 (EL-FASHER) — A member of the Khartoum backed janjaweed was killed yesterday following a dispute with the IDPs in western Sudan. The incident raised tension in the area as some 30 militia members attacked the camp.

Two militiamen armed with one rifle tried on Monday to take a pump from of the boreholes of Hassa Hissa Camp, near Zalingei West Darfur. But they quarrelled with the residents who tried to prevent them.

One militiaman "was severely beaten and later died," said the UNAMID in its today briefing. Also one displaced sustained a minor injury, while the survival militiaman is arrested by the Sudanese police.

On Tuesday and as result of yesterday’s death around 30 militiamen, seeking revenge, marched towards the camp shooting in the air sporadically. Yet the Janjaweed destroyed five water pumps supplying the camp of Hassa Hissa.

A team of the joint peacekeeping force arrived to the camp to calm the situation and continues to monitor it to avoid any escalation.

The Sudanese police and the former African troops (AMIS) had been forced to pullout of the camp following the rejection of Darfur Peace Agreement in May 2006 by the Abdel Wahid Al-Nur.

Zalingei is Al-Nur’s birthplace and thus one of the most politicised places in Darfur.

(ST)

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  • 3 December 2008 08:10, by Freedom Fighter

    The Land is your Land brothers. Get up for your rights. If necessary fight them with your bare hands, use your teeth, and your swords. I know you will win as you’re confidence in the victory. Take lesson from your brothers in the South. They had gone through the same circumstances you are in now, from August 1955 to March 1972, and again from May 1983 to Jan. 2005 and they are now victorious.



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