UN reports 123 dead after clashes in Darfur, Sudan | News


The United Nations (UN) reported on Tuesday that the death toll from clashes between opposing groups over land ownership that took place last week in the Darfur region of Sudan has reached at least 125 people. .


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The latest episode of violence erupted in the war-torn region following what is blamed on a territorial dispute between Arab and African tribes in Kulbus, West Darfur, when Arab militias reportedly attacked several villages in the area.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the dead included more than 100 from the African Moon tribe and 25 Arabs, while adding that the clashes resulted in more than 130 injuries, most of them Africans.

The UN entity itself also stated that at least 25 villages in the Kulbus area were attacked, looted and burned, and that at least 50,000 people were forced to flee their homes in West Darfur and the neighboring state of North Darfur. where the clashes took place.

According to one of the leaders of the Qamar tribe, Ibrahim Hashem, “The assassins are spread throughout the Moon region villages everywhere and the situation is tense, and some citizens disappeared from the tribe while on the move last night. from one town to another, and until now their fate is unknown,” he said.

The developments come at a time when Sudan remains mired in a broader crisis after an October military coup that hampered Sudan’s transition to democracy after a popular uprising toppled al-Bashir in April 2019.

In 2003, Darfur was the scene of a conflict between rebels from an ethnic minority and the Arab-majority government of Omar al-Bashir, which killed 300,000 people and forced 2.5 million people to flee their homes. according to United Nations data.

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