Massaslachting in Darfur (helft slachtoffers:kinderen)

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Massaslachting in Darfur (helft slachtoffers:kinderen)

Berichtdoor Lodewijk Nasser » Ma Nov 06, 2006 5:25 am

Militias kill 63 in Darfur

Fri Nov 3, 2006 1:33 PM GMT


By Opheera McDoom

TINE, Sudan (Reuters) - Attacks in West Darfur have killed at least 63 people, half of them children, as rebels on Friday accused Khartoum of remobilising Arab militia after suffering two military defeats on the Sudan-Chad border.

"The government have begun mobilising the Janjaweed widely, especially in West Darfur, because they want to clear the area and move north along the border and defeat us," said Bahr Idriss Abu Garda, a leader of the National Redemption Front (NRF).

Rebels from the NRF alliance said of the 63 dead, 33 were children. The United Nations said 27 of those were under 12 and urged the government to protect civilians.

A struggling African Union force, monitoring a widely ignored peace deal, said up to 92 people may have been killed in the attack on October 29 in the Jabel Moun area, where rebel and government forces are present.

U.N. officials said eight villages were attacked, sending a small number of Darfuris fleeing into Chad and thousands others seeking shelter at safer sites around Jabel Moun and Seleha.

"Our team in eastern Chad reported


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