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FILE - Soldiers in a miltary unit calling themselves variously the Border Intelligence Division, Second Reconnaisance Brigade, or the Quick and the Horrible, also believed to form part of the Janjaweed militia, walk around the weekly animal market in Mistiria in North Darfur, Sudan (AP)

The Border Patrol Force (BPF) are a semi-governmental armed group in Darfur, which many observers claim that consists mainly of the notorious Janjaweed militia members that fought Darfur rebels along with the Sudanese army.

The Janjaweed was drawn mainly from the nomadic Arab tribes of the area and blamed for much of the killing in the Darfur conflict.

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