Home | News    Sunday 24 February 2013

60 people killed in renewed tribal clashes in North Darfur


February 23, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - 60 people were killed and 83 wounded following the resumption of clashes that started last month between two tribes in North Darfur.

JPEG - 16.5 kb
Displaced women carry their belongings in El Sereaf, North Darfur on 14 January 2013 (photo UNAMID)

The official SUNA confirmed reports about the renewed fighting saying an armed group of Al-Rezeigat Abballa assaulted a group of Beni Hussein displaced in El Sereaf, North Darfur following January clashes in Jebel Amir over the control of gold mines.

60 people were killed including children and women in the attack as over 83 other were wounded.

Eyewitnesses from the area said local authorities intervened to stop the fighting and transported the wounded persons to El-Fasher hospital for treatment.

The governor of the troubled North Darfur state Osman Kibir travelled to the area of clashes in the western part of El-Sereaf in a bid to calm the growing tensions among Beni Hussein.

The governor is accused of supporting local militias that are used to fight rebel groups.

The well-armed Abballa are part of the government militias. They attacked Beni Hussein riding four-wheeled vehicles, horses and camels.

The UN agencies last month estimated that the fighting in Jebel Amir displaced some 100,000 people to El Sereaf, Kabkabya and Saraf Omra in North Darfur.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 24 February 2013 08:46, by Al-mezan

    This news came as the public liar and the most hypocritic Al-tayeb Mustafa who should have been best called Al-kaab Mustafa blew a trumpet of Isamic Dawn in which he stated that Islamic preachers shall be the ones to settle tribal disputes. This is contrary to the situation as the supposed preacher Khidir is the one fitting tribes against each other. And no wonder, these are policies of NCP.

    repondre message

  • 24 February 2013 08:48, by Mapuor

    Hahahaa the whole of Darfur has been at war since 1970s when the former president Gen Jaafar Mohamed Numeri armed Messyeria and Rezigaat to chase away Dinkas from the areas where oil was discovered,now disarming those militias is proven to be impossible as they are now used by the government to fight blacks in Dar fur and Nuba mountains.Hoo Beni Hussein will be finished by Abballa.Hoooo!!!!!!!!

    repondre message

Comment on this article


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

SOUTH SUDAN: peace or genocide? 2015-10-07 12:59:30 By Richard Moula President Salva Kiir of South Sudan has once again declared a war of genocide and ethnic cleansing on the small ethnic tribe of Moru in Western Equatoria. As from 16th (...)

G-10 critique of establishment order is a complete baloney 2015-10-07 12:59:22 By Gordon Buay Muolana John Luk must be joking to argue that the Establishment Order that created the 28 states violated South Sudan Transitional Constitution without admitting that the (...)

Why rejecting creation of more states in South Sudan? 2015-10-05 16:31:37 By Peter Gai Manyuon South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has unilaterally decreed expansion of the current Ten (10) states to 28 federal states in the country in an unexpected move announced on (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan Democracy First Group Statement on The International Day for Democracy 2015-10-01 22:18:58 22 September 2015 Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) commemorated on 15 September 2015 the International Day for Democracy, which the United Nations (UN) marks as a day to encourage governments (...)

Ambassador Buay congratulates South Sudanese diplomats for blocking sanctions 2015-09-19 00:20:30 SOUTH SUDAN DIPLOMATS IN MOSCOW SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED FOR PERSUADING THE FEDERATION OF RUSSIA TO BLOCK SANCTIONS For Immediate Release 9/18/2015 The people of South Sudan are extremely (...)

HRW urges African Union and United Nations to protect civilians in Darfur 2015-09-10 07:10:11 Sudan: Special Force Rampages in Darfur UN, AU Should Urgently Increase Civilian Protection (New York, September 9, 2015) – A Sudanese government special force has gone on two sprees of killings (...)


Copyright © 2003-2015 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.