Ethnic Cleansing has returned to Darfur. Cameron Hudson: “We’re hearing reports of destruction of villages, seeing satellite imagery again of burning villages. We’re discovering mass graves.” 68 Darfur villages had been set on fire since fighting broke out in mid-April.
KHARTOUM OCTOBER 18: In Northern Africa where Concerns are increasing over the scale of violence unfolding in Sudan after evidence emerged suggesting it has descended into ethnic cleansing in the western region of Darfur.
Citing analysis of the conflict conducted by the Centre for Information Resilience, a research body partly funded by the UK government, the BBC reported that satellite and social media data revealed “at least” 68 Darfur villages had been set on fire by armed militias since fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces broke out in mid-April.
The Coupmaker Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who leads one side in the conflict – the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) – told the BBC he would co-operate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to bring those guilty to justice.
The ethnic violence is blamed on militias which are part of – or affiliated to – the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), the terrorist group fighting the SAF for control of the country. Cameron Hudson, a former CIA Intelligence Analyst, says: “We’re hearing reports of destruction of villages, seeing satellite imagery again of burning villages. We’re discovering mass graves.”
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