Home | News    Wednesday 25 June 2014

6 people killed in renewed tribal clashes in North Darfur

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

June 24, 2014 (KHAROTUM) - Six people have been killed and twelve others injured on Sunday and Monday in renewed clashes between rival Arab Rizeigat (Aballa branch) and Beni Hussein tribes in Um Katira area in North Darfur state.

A tribal leader named Abdel-Hamid Khalil told Sudan Tribune that an armed group belonging to Beni Hussein on Sunday mistakenly attacked Rizeigat in an area west of Saraf Omra, 240km northwest of El Fasher, while they were chasing cattle robbers leading to fire exchange between the two groups.

Khalil said that four tribesmen from both sides died instantly and four others wounded, adding that clashes were renewed on Monday morning leading to the death of two people and eight injuries from the two sides.

Meanwhile, the leader of the Darfurian Arab Mahameed clan, Musa Hilal, accused the government of North Darfur state of fomenting sedition between the two tribes.

A source close to Hilal named, Hassan Ahmed Haroun, conveyed a statement from him to Sudan Tribune saying that supporters of North Darfur governor, Osman Kibir, who were driven out of the western localities by his militias sought to wreaking havoc and fomenting tribal feuds in order to gain a toehold in the area.

Violent clashes which took place between the two tribes last year in Jebel Amer area claimed the lives of 839 people and injured thousands others. Inter-tribal clashes erupted in January 2013 between members of the two tribes, fighting for control of the region’s gold mines.

The UN estimates that some 150,000 people have been displaced following a spate of attacks by armed Aballa militias, elements of which include the notorious Janjaweed forces, which hit the headlines 10 years ago for brutal atrocities allegedly committed at the behest of the Sudanese government.

Earlier this year, Hilal’s troops seized control of western localities in North Darfur state including Saraf Omra, Kutum, Kabkabiya, Al-Seraif, and El Waha.

The tribal chief announced establishment of administrations in these localities naming his forces the “Awakening Revolutionary Council”.

Last March, the head of Darfur Regional Authority (DRA), Tijani El-Sissi warned against the rapidly deteriorating security situation in North and South Darfur states and criticized government for failing to restore security in the region, which has witnessed rebellion since 2003.

Sissi further said that the insecurity in North and South Darfur hampers the implementation of development projects. "What happens there will not be a catalyst to start in any reconstruction effort in those areas," he added.

The leader of the former rebel Liberation and Equality Movement (LJM) urged the federal government to take the necessary measures to contain the attacks carried by the rebel groups emphasizing that the continuation of the current situation without decisive riposte or (political) solution will negatively impact the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), peace in Darfur and the country in general.

(ST)

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.
  • 25 June 2014 07:59, by Chol A.

    Oh my goodness and tribals clashes again within Durfurian!! where is stupid Abu jalabia who is always putting his nose on South Sudan affairs about this tribals clash? That is how Arabic dirty policy are, ttey press you to killed each other to weaken yourselves and later killing you all. Durfurian has have to be smart and think wisely other wise you will finish soon!

    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


Shilluk and its Dinka neighbours 2016-05-23 18:20:45 By Jwothab Othow Shilluk People in front of an Imperial Airways Aircraft - Malakal circa 1936Shilluk People in front of an Imperial Airways Aircraft - Malakal circa 1936 Sudan Tribune website (...)

What we need from the Humanitarian Summit 2016-05-19 20:32:42 By Stephen O'Brien Next week at the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, leaders from Governments, international agencies, the private sector and civil society will gather to (...)

Economic consequences of peace in South Sudan 2016-05-16 08:56:14 By John A. Akec South Sudan owes its recent peace agreement to the mediation endeavors by the African countries. Particularly, to efforts of Ethiopian, Ugandan, South African, Tanzanian, and (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


South Sudan: Civilians Killed, Tortured in Western Region 2016-05-24 22:01:01 Human Rights Watch For Immediate Release South Sudan: Civilians Killed, Tortured in Western Region Provide Justice for Army Abuses in Western Regions (Nairobi, May 24, 2016) – South Sudanese (...)

Open Letter to President Salva Kiir and 1st Vice President Dr. Riek Machar 2016-04-18 12:36:12 South Sudan Women United April 15, 2016 Your Excellencies: South Sudan Women United writes to congratulate you both on the steps you are taking towards ending violence in South Sudan and (...)

Report on a tour of the SPLM-N secretary-general in the Nuba Mountains 2016-04-02 07:11:03 Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) *** Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan March 30, 2016 · The SPLM-N is for peace, but the Addis Ababa Agreement will co-opt the opposition into the (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.