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PHOTOS: Images from Darfur crisis published for the first time

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By Wasil Ali*

July 16, 2007 (NYALA) —At a time when the world community is debating whether the peacekeeping force is a "hybrid force" or a "hybrid operation" ; whether the force is it under African Union or UN command; the human toll in Darfur is rising.

As disturbing as these images are, they are stern reminder of the grave reality on the ground in Darfur today. My personal belief is whoever inflicted this misery upon the people of Darfur will pay the price sooner or later.

One can only imagine why the Sudanese government does not want a peacekeeping force in Darfur with a mandate to protect civilians "using all necessary means". Khartoum said it will resist any such mandate.

These pictures were taken during the years 2003-2004.

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{{Remains of a human body killed after a government/Jinjaweed attack}}

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{{Darfurian women observing their burnt huts}}

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{{A rebel soldier looking at a Darfurian woman and her baby}}

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{{The body of a Darfurian man killed after a government/Jinjaweed attack}}

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{{Darfur refugees migrating to safety}}

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{{A group of Darfur refugees in the middle of the desert}}

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{{A burnt government tank used for Darfur attacks}}

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{{Darfurian children taking refuge in their poorly built shelter}}

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{{Darfurian men carrying a dead infant for burial proceedings}}

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{{Darfurian men performing rituals before the burial of an infant}}

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{{Darfurian men burying a dead infant}}

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{{Darfurian men performing rituals following the burial of an infant}}

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{{Darfurian children taking refuge in their poorly built shelter}}

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{{Two Darfurian women washing a dead child in preperation for his burial}}

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{{Darfurian women taking shelter under a tree}}

* Photos provided courtesy of Ibrahim Bigal Sarag

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