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Infighting among Misseriya tribe kills 150 in West Kordofan

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July 3, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Misseriya tribe disclosed that 150 of its members were killed and another 100 injured in fighting that broke out between two of its clans in West Kordofan state.

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Misseriya community people from the village of Goleh of Abyei on 14 November 2006 (Photo UN)

A preliminary count showed that 80 people were killed in renewed clashes between Awlad Omran and al-Zyoud clans last Saturday.

Newspaper reports said at the time that a dispute erupted between the two parties and referred to an incident last month in which 40 from both sides were killed.

A local official attributed the clashes to the proliferation of arms among tribesmen. He said that the state government sent military reinforcements from the army and police to contain the situation.

Mohammad Omar al-Ansari, a leading Misseriya figure, told the government sponsored Sudanese Media Center (SMC) website on Thursday that clashes between the two clans lasted a full day because of a dispute over land near the oilfields.

He claimed that the conflict took place with the help of some outlaws from the two tribes and some of the South Sudan armed tribesmen, stressing that the Misseriya will sit down with the warring parties to press them to sign a treaty of peaceful coexistence.

This week authorities in West Kordofan and East Darfur announced the deployment of troops to separate areas of Hamar and Ma’alia tribes following renewed fighting between the two ethnic groups which claimed lives of 75 people.

Last May, 28 people were killed in battles between the Hamar and Ma’alia tribes in East Darfur and West Kordofan according to tribal leaders at the time.

The United Nations confirmed that 38 people were killed last December in West Kordofan as a result of clashes between the two groups because of a dispute over the right to pasture.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) , some of the 38,000 displaced people in West Kordofan have fled recent fighting between the Hamar and Ma’alia tribes in North and East Darfur in March and April.

Tribal fighting has become the major source of insecurity in Darfur since the beginning of last year, forcing over 300,000 people to flee their homes.

Last year, Sudan’s president, Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, warned against tribal strife in some areas of the country, noting the country is facing challenges that need the cooperation of all of its people.

“The tribal conflicts in a number of Sudan’s areas constitute the biggest threat to the country,” Bashir said when addressing a meeting of the Shura (consultative) Council of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).

Several officials in Darfur including the head of the regional authority, Tijani El-Sissi, also said that tribal violence is among the biggest threats to ongoing efforts to implement a peace document signed by two former rebel groups in the region.

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  • 4 July 09:04, by Logic

    Very sad indeed.... but the racist and bigoted dirty Jalabia will have us believe that N.Sudan is a peaceful place of utopian coexistence. What a fool...

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    • 4 July 09:26, by South South

      This is not bad to see fake Arabs killing each other because this is the way their culture is. Jalaby, can Fake Arabs killing each other in Sudan?

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  • 4 July 09:45, by South South
  • 4 July 15:56, by Rommel

    Jalaby won’t respond to any article that showcases Sudan in a negative light. He’ll ignore the fact that at least thirty-five [35] people died recently in El Fashiq and Jidaid in clashes between the Awlad Omran and Zeyut clans of the Hamar Arab tribe. Expect him to say nothing about the fact that the Ajaira and Falaita clans of the Misseriya have been fighting each other.

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    • 4 July 15:59, by Rommel

      The Dar El Naila Arab tribes recently attacked the Ghulfan Nuba in Dilling and Habila over grazing sites. The Ma’alia and the Rizayqat have also been fighting each other. One hundred and thirty [130] people have were killed last month in clashes between the Salamat and the Misseriya in Um Dukhun.

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  • 4 July 17:57, by chol

    Let fake Arabs killed themselves.They are all lost and confused.Lol

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