Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sudan admits bombing raid on Darfur rebels

The Sudanese Army has bombed rebel targets in South Darfur, amid mounting clashes between the various rebel and militant groups in the area patrolled by some 11,000 African Union and UN peacekeepers. In a widely reported statement released on 14 January by a military spokesman, the army said that its aircraft had bombed positions of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) near the town of Muhajiriya: a hotbed for militant activity some 80 km from the capital, Nyala

[first posted to - 16 January 2009]

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