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Two Egyptian peacekeepers killed in South Darfur


May 7, 2010 (KHARTOUM) – Unidentified gunmen killed two Egyptian peacekeepers during an ambush against a UNAMID convoy in South Darfur today, the hybrid mission said.

Egyptian peacekeepers from the Engineer Corps stand at attention after arriving at the UNAMID headquarters, on the outskirts of El Fasher, July 24, 2008 (Reuters)The peacekeepers convoy with three vehicles and 20 military personnel was ambushed near Katila village, 85km south of Edd al Fursan, South Darfur, at 11:30am. The assailants fled the area when the Egyptian contingent returned fire.

The attack left further three injured soldiers who had been air-lifted to UNAMID’s hospital in Nyala, capitalof South Darfur state.

This attack brings to 24 the number of UNAMID personnel killed in Darfur since the Mission’s was established in January 2008.

The head of UNAMID, Ibrahim Gambari condemned the attack on the Egyptian peacekeepers stressing that "UNAMID remains undaunted and unwavering in its commitment to carrying out its mandate in the service of peace".

He called on the Sudanese government to identify, capture and swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice.

In New York, the members of the Security Council denounced the attack on UNAMID peacekeepers in Darfur on 7 May. They further expressed their condolences to the families of those killed in the attacks as well as to the Government of Egypt.

In a statement issued on Friday, they also reaffirmed their "full support for UNAMID and their call on all parties in Darfur to co-operate fully with the mission."


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  • 8 May 2010 06:15, by Kuer Dau Apai

    The President of Egypt should now learn a lesson!!!

    Mr. Mubarak president of Egypt has learnt a lesson now as he always obstacles to Separation of the South Sudan in upcoming Referendum which is the only mean to end war in the country.

    I think Mr. Mubarak will now start to agree that there is no other option to end war in Sudan except to vote for the separation.

    When the South is separated from the north regime system then, the peace in Darfur shall be the next agenda for Bashir and Salva Kiir to look into.
    Mubarak should stop crossing the Sudanese highways to the everlasting solution to end war in the country.

    Thank all
    Kuer Dau Apai

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  • 8 May 2010 08:14, by DASODIKO

    Mubarak you killed your own people by supporting these gangsters so called half-Arabs. you will not only loose people but also water. Instead to stand on the side of the owners of the country you stood on the side of the aliens against the indiginous people of Sudan. Now after you realized too late that you were wrong and try to tell the truth to Bashiirr they start to black mail you by killing your peacekeepers whom you send them to spy for people of Darfur against Darfur rebels. If they again refused to obey the orders of Sudan NSS they will also be killed unless you keep them in their barracks or withdraw them from Darfur. or called Basiir to Cairo and hand him down to ICC. Islamist governemnt in North they do not do things by themsleves by use the ingnorant Arab Janjaweed to do their actions. Think double Pharos if you can listen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 8 May 2010 10:05, by telfajbago

    How many forces of UNAMID needed to be killed or kidnapped by Sudan Government so that, they can think of rethinking their mandate ?

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    • 8 May 2010 11:39, by Lorolokin

      Last thursday the Mission Chief in a meeting with the staff members in the mission head quater in supper camp tell the members that he met with Basher and Basher ensured him that those who kinapped the south African troops will be brought to justice and nothing of such kind will happened again including killing of any mission member, so what is this killing of the Egyptian troops, The actual fact is that Basher always speak lauder than act.
      Ibrahim Gambari, remember that the government in Khartoum will not listen to any body including youself as such the killing and kinapping will continue.
      However if you asked the government in Khartoum they will tell you that we will bring them to book lying to you and if you visit his office again they will just be kicking you here and there until you come out of the office without any fact.You have to do more or else you will fail like Adada: mark my lips.


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