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From 70 to 150 people killed in South Darfur tribal clashes

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December 14, 2008 (EL-FASHER) — Between 70 and 150 people were killed in tribal fighting between Fallata and Habaniya tribes in South Darfur State, the hybrid peacekeeping mission said today.

Last Thursday about 400 – 500 gunmen from the Fallata and Salamat tribes attacked the Habaniya in Wad Hajam, 50 km west of Buram. The retaliatory attack comes after an earlier attack by Habaniya on Tomat village on December 4 where 20 people were killed.

The Fallata used heavy weapons in their attack where six policemen were among the casualties. The police officers were attempting to stop the attack.Also three of the attackers’ vehicles were destroyed.

Reports say thirty-five members of Fallata tribe died during the fighting. Seven members of the Habaniya are reported to be missing, and 18 injured were taken to Buram hospital.

The village of Wad Hajam was looted and burned and more than 5,000 people were allegedly displaced.

The Habaniya and Fallata, who live nearby each other, have regular dispute over cattle theft and the area’s resources. Both tribes are herders.

Both the Habanyia and Fallata are considered as government-allied tribe who waged attack against Darfur civilians to quell Darfur rebellion.

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  • 15 December 2008 06:56, by DAVID N.

    The Habaniya family, "pick up the pace!, fight is the Time with Enthusiasm, then diminish those Nigerian tribes of Fallata and Salamat, they are many in numbers with use of heavy weapons, but "Don’t be dismayed, It is your Time to entertain the battle, this battle is yours, RezeiGad and Rashidi will be with you! "Pick it up!, and destroy them quick in battle! It is the game. God of Yisrael be with you!

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    • 15 December 2008 07:20, by DAVID N.

      The 28 lifes of Al-Gamir tribe also victimized!

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      • 15 December 2008 08:38, by Pandit

        Hey David you are crazy why do you endorse fighting and discriminate fallata as Nagerian tribe.

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