Sudan: toll of clashes in West Darfur rises to 132 dead

According to a new assessment by the governor of the region Mohamed Abdallah Douma, the situation is now “relatively stable”, although looting continues in the capital of the region El-Geneina.

At least 132 people have been killed in Sudan in tribal clashes since Saturday around El-Geneina, capital of West Darfur, according to the governor of this troubled region where a state of emergency has been declared.

Death toll now stands at 132, medical reports“, indicated during a press conference in Khartoum Mohamed Abdallah Douma, the governor of this border region of Chad. He added that”the situation was now relatively stable“, that there was more fights but that the “pillage“continued.

According to the same source, the “militiamen“who attacked the city come in particular”neighboring countries like Chad and Libya “ and have used “heavy artillery“.

Clashes erupted when a “armed group attacked citizens on their way to town“by killing three, said the official. The United Nations had they mentioned”clashes between the Al-Massalit tribe and the Arab tribes“.

The previous report, published Tuesday by the Central Committee of Physicians, founded in 2016 to represent the Sudanese medical community, reported 87 dead and 191 injured.

In January, two weeks after the end of the joint UN-African Union peace mission (Minuad) in Darfur, similar clashes left more than 200 dead, most of them in West Darfur.

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