Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

The death toll from ethnic clashes in Sudan’s western Darfur has risen to 132


The area is now calm and the exchange of fire between the militias has subsided.

Some of the militias involved in the conflict are said to have come from neighboring countries bordering Darfur

A total of 132 people have been killed in clashes between Sudanese government forces and Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants in the western Darfur region, Al-Ginina said.

In addition to those killed in the clashes, 208 people were injured, he said.

The clashes took place between local Arab and non-Arab communities, and more than 700,000 residents have been affected by the clashes.

Eyewitnesses told Al Ain News that the city has been in a state of relative security since the exchange of fire between two tribes.

According to witnesses, the cause of the problem was the killing of two Masalat tribesmen in the al-Jabal area last Saturday.

The families of the victims gathered on Sunday and demanded that the authorities arrest the perpetrators, but this was not possible.

Witnesses say a third group attacked a funeral home, killing a third person.

Many people were displaced by the clashes in the al-Jabal area of โ€‹โ€‹al-Jineina, and “houses in the Abuzar IDP camp and a nearby medical center were set on fire,” witnesses said.

The governor of West Darfur, Mohamed Abdullah, said in a statement on Monday that the situation in the area had calmed down and that the exchange of fire between the militias had subsided.

He said some of the militants who attacked civilians came from neighboring countries bordering Darfur.

He said some of the cross-border militias were from Chad and Libya.

By Chala Dandessa

I am Lecturer, Researcher and Freelancer. I am the founder and Editor at ETHIOPIANS TODAY website. If you have any comment use caalaadd2@gmail.com as email contact. Additionally you can contact us through the contact page of www.ethiopianstoday.com.

Leave a Reply