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Sudan to deploy “buffer forces” in areas of Darfur’s warring tribes

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July 22, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The governments of East Darfur State and South Kordofan State in western Sudan have embarked on arrangements to deploy “buffer forces” to insulate two Arab tribes whose clashes last week led to the death and injury of 80 people.

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East Darfur governor, Major General Mohammed Fadul Allah Hamid, told the pro-government Sudanese Media Centre (SMC) that the first batch of the buffer forces had already arrived to wall off Al-Riziygat and Al-Missryah tribes from each other.

State media reported last week that clashes between the two ethnic groups in the border areas between East Darfur State and South Kordofan has led to the death of 58 people and the injury of 24.

Governor Hamid pointed out that the troops will complete their deployment before the end of this week, starting from Basusa area in the south of the state all the way to Abu Gabra oil-producing area in the north.

Hamid said that he and the governor of South Kordofan State, Ahmed Haroun, visited the home areas of the two tribes on the suburbs of Abu Gabra twice in the last two days. He added that they had met the chieftains who pledged there would be no return to fighting.

The governor concluded that the situation between the two tribes is now calm.

Officials commenting on the events failed to mention the reason of the fighting. Tribal clashes in Darfur are often driven by conflicts over land and water resources.

(ST)

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  • 23 July 2012 16:08, by Crude Owner

    Northern Sudanese and Jalaby

    Will these people enter Jenna if they continue to kill each other. If so, please joint them so that you entered jenna with thhem too. Just make sure you stay away of our border.

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    • 23 July 2012 18:23, by zulu

      WOW, I THOUGHT TRIBAL WARS WERE PREVALENT IN SOUTH SUDAN WHERE THE NUER KILL THE DINKA AND VSV. ALSO THE MURLE ARMED BY JALABA KILL LOU NUER.
      NO, I THINK SPLA IS ARMING MESSYRIA TO KILL THE REZAIGAT NOMADS.

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  • 24 July 2012 00:44, by E. Defense Forces

    South Sudan corrupt government wants to resolve disputes with Khartoum with $$$$$$$$$$$$$. I wonder why do we have to pay money for our own right? one day austerity one day we got &&&&&, those junglers must be on some monkey business. Watch S.Sudan ups oil, financial package to Sudan..http://www.southsudanhub.com/media/1407/S.Sudan_ups_oil,_financial_package_to_Sudan/

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  • 24 July 2012 02:51, by sudani ana

    BREKING NEWS:

    Kiir says its no longer appropriate to call his army SPLA and will change the name soon. Now we have been saying this for a long time. He is a bit slow but he finally gets it.

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    • 24 July 2012 04:33, by mohamed mahgoub

      Sudani ana its normal to change the name hence they are no longer sudanese , but do u think that will the facts that we have SPLA-N still athrone in your neck.

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  • 25 July 2012 06:23, by Johnson John

    Khartoum regime is clearly plan for further genocide in Darfur as well as in Southern Kordofan Province.

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