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Darfur rebels accuse government militias of launching fresh attacks

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January 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The rebel Sudan Liberation Movement Abdel-Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) has accused the government of launching fresh attacks on areas east of Jebel Marra in Darfur region.

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A member of the rebel movement Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) - Abdul Wahid, escorts the delivery of 30,000 litres of water delivered by the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur’s (UNAMID) peacekeeping troops from South Africa, in Forog, some 45km (28 miles) north of Kutum March 28, 2012 (Reuters)

Omer Zakaria, an SLM-AW commander told radio Afia Darfur that government forces and allied militias attacked Galdo area in Central Darfur state, pointing that the attack has intentionally targeted civilian population particularly as armed groups have no presence in the area.

According to Zakaria, more than 100 vehicles loaded with militiamen are currently en route to Golu area in preparation for a planned attack on SLM-AW positions, expecting that deadly battles will ensue in the coming days.

He warned the government militias against carrying out massacres that target villagers, stressing that his movement is ready to push back any militias which attempt to seize its positions.

The Sudanese army (SAF) and government militias launched a large-scale military offensive against rebel positions in eastern Jebel Marra at the start of this month.

Both SAF and rebel forces have confirmed the death of a prominent rebel commander from the SLM faction led by Minni Minnawi, who was killed near Orchi in North Darfur on January 13th
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Last week, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said clashes between the government forces and several factions of SLM in eastern Jebel Marra forced 18,000 civilians to flee their villages to El Fasher, Shangil Tobaya, Tawila and Um Baru in North Darfur.

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  • 27 January 2015 12:28, by sudani ana

    How can you "accuse" the government of launching attacks on rebels??? It’s the government duty to clear our country of all rebels and armed groups so we can live in peace. Well done SAF and RSF for attacking rebel positions.

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  • 27 January 2015 17:48, by sudani ana

    This is actually laughable. Rebels accuse the government of attacking them is akin to a thieves accusing the police of arresting them!!! what do you expect idiots? to be welcomed with hugs and kisses?

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