Wednesday, March 18, 2009

United Nations Darfur Force to Investigate Claims of Bombings

Bloomberg News
18 November 2008

KHARTOUM - The United Nations-led peace peacekeeping mission in Sudan's troubled Darfur region is investigating claims that the government has been bombing rebel positions in defiance of a newly announced ceasefire.

``I know definitely that there have been bombings,'' said Kemal Saiki, director of public information for the mission, known as Unamid. He called the information secondhand and said it came from various sources, not only rebels.

The claims of fresh attacks come less than a week after Sudan's President Umar al-Bashir declared and called for the disarmament of rebels in the country's western region to quell a conflict that has killed 300,000 people.

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