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60 people killed in renewed tribal clashes in North Darfur

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!!!!!!!!

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