At least 19 people have been killed in Sudans Darfur region only this week. Total number of victims since the fifth of the current month is (35) dead and (21) injured. Adam Regal, General Coordination for Refugees and Displaced in Darfur, accused Janjaweed militiamen.
At least 19 people have been killed in Sudans Darfur region in the latest violence between rival groups that has left dozens dead only this week.
Violence broke out on Thursday between different armed groups in the rugged Jebel Moon mountains of West Darfur state, close to the border with Chad.
In a statement, the West Darfur State Doctors Committee said: “Attacks on a number of villages in Mount Moon in west Darfur continued in a series of attacks that began since November last year. The events resumed on Thursday, March 10 after they stopped since March 7, where the recent attacks left a new number of dead and wounded.”
“The committee counted (19) dead and (5) injured in the events of March 10 raising the total number of victims since the fifth of the current month to (35) dead and (21) injured.”
“The committee strongly condemns the attacks on isolated civilians and burning houses amid suspicious silence and complete inability of state authorities towards these massacres that perfectly confirm the decline of things to the state of state.”
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Adam Regal, spokesman for the General Coordination for Refugees and Displaced in Darfur, accused Janjaweed militiamen – many of whom have joined the feared paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, in this week’s fighting.
Using the UN definition, the Janjaweed comprise Sudanese Arab tribes, the core of whom are from the Abbala (smelly camel herders) background with significant recruitment from the Baggara (cattle herder) people.