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Rebels accuse Sudan army of killing 28 people in North Darfur


October 1, 2009 (PARIS) — Sudanese troops and militiamen killed 28 civilians in an attack carried against a rebel position northwest of Meilit in North Darfur, a rebel faction accused.

Ahmed Abdel Shafi

After a period of relative calm in the region, where more than six years of fighting has driven an estimated 2.7 million from their homes, the Sudanese troops carried out during September a series of attacks against the positions of rebel groups in North Darfur state.

The Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) led by Ahmed Abdel –Shafi said the government troops and militias transported in some 56 vehicles attacked near the mid-day of Tuesday their position near Moo.

Ahmed Abdel Safi told Sudan Tribune that the 4 helicopter gunships and two Antonov took part in the attack.

He added that the assailant force killed some 28 people among them nine children and the imam of the village. "There are some 2,000 people in the area, but most of them fled following the attack," he said.

The rebel chief said the few buildings in the area as dispensary and school had been destroyed by the warplanes. "Also the militias looted goods and livestock of the villagers."

Abdel Shafi, who is engaged in a reunification process with other rebel factions sponsored by the US envoy to Sudan, said their fighters repelled the assailants. However he didn’t provide any details of causalities from the both sides.

US experts Estimate that some 300,000 people died during the six-year conflict in Darfur but Khartoum government dismisses the figure saying only some 10,000 were killed.


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  • 2 October 2009 06:37, by oshay

    Well maybe if they didn’t keep fighting a war they will never win there wouldn’t be any killing?

    6 years later what as the Darfur cause achieve?

    • 2 October 2009 07:28, by mohammed osman

      All i knows is after all this fight the darfur wars is brings more problems on Omer bashers neck now, how is this mans mr president goings to escape this charges because i know this zionists and christians rights wings that are supporting this splm crimnals are now goings to stick to bashers ass untill they get him.

      The ICC wants the man, where is he going to go if he lost the elections? we in the other sudanese patriotic parties will handing him over to Ocampo.we northerns are not goings to pay anymore prices for omer bashers greed and crimes, we paid alot in north-southerns wars because we did our duties as jihad to protects the country but this time basher he is not goings to get even a single finger from me or any body. The Darfur black muslims are not up to our standards we the Arabs but we wants basher to go because he makes us northerns also suffers in this wars of south or west or east, since splm withdraw ifs army from east sudan now no wars in east now we need to finish the west problem before it get very difficults for us.

      Darfur are just working for the zionists and christian extrimists in america, you think we northerns do not knows about the weapons that is sent to Darfur rebels by southern splm and the trainings they gave them? we are not unintelligent humans, we knows there games with their masters in america, but we will defeat them in the name of allah inshallah. Jaalya tribes is brave not like the foolish shaageya who only stabs northerns peoples in the back all the time.

      Now Darfur wars has brought ICC on mr presidents neck, let finish it before it brings more problems to all our necks we the arabs of sudan.

      i hope OBAMA will hear us here in north and help us, previous american governments does not listen to us arabs at all.

      • 2 October 2009 07:41, by Jeremiah Mach


        Do we have arabs in Sudan or are you just folowing the same lost path?.

        • 2 October 2009 07:48, by Jeremiah Mach

          Mohammed Osman,

          How can you compare President Bashir and President Mubarak of Egpyt in term of skin colour? is Ali Osman Taha, Al Turab, Al Sadiq and yourself; are you people black or what?. when i look at you, you guys don’t look like arabs in Libya, Egpyt, Lebanon, Syria and all the entire Arabs World. what affect your skin colour to appear black?

  • 2 October 2009 08:13, by mohammed osman


    We the jaaleya of northern sudan are the original arabs for your informations, go and check your history books and arabs cultural and religious studies books my son. shaageya are arabs too but more mixed with this blacks from southerners that is why they are all wulad el haram. We are black arabs, arabs are not only like syrian, iraqi,saudia or libyan but we sudanese and somalia are also arabs.

    • 2 October 2009 12:35, by DASODIKO

      My son Mohamed Osman you are fooling yourself what history books you are talking about? Bilal who was looking Ethiopian who are also more brighter color than you was called the son of black woman in the Present of Prophet Mohamed, who are you to be original Arab?
      Do you know that Sudanese became Arabs forty years back only. Egypt when Sudanese were denied by Lebanese, Syrians and Iraqis to accept them as Arabs; Egypt to guarantee the free flow of Nile water threatened to pull out from the Arab league! Then King Hussen Bin Abdulla of Jordon said on his message: who deserve to be Arab the Egyptian Pharos or the Sudanese Negros?
      Now if you don’t believe me then ask your mother to you!

    • 2 October 2009 13:06, by Garang Pap

      That is Bullsheet for arabs who came recently from Middle East Syria and Iraq for their trade as arabs are traders in nature. arabs are not the really original of this Country in shothistory book.
      and the the want to reduce our poulation as the are still killing people. it mean no Justice in Sudan that is why this thing happen because Omar was left by unnown reason to Face justice and we see whether he is innocent.
      We are really tied of Khartoum Government for still Killing Civilians. i do not understand why they there?????

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