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news - Attacks 'Show Darfur War Not Over'

october 6th, 2009

"A leading international rights watchdog on Tuesday urged Sudan to rein in its forces in Darfur, saying renewed attacks in the restive region showed that the war was not over.

Sudanese army attacks killed 16 civilians and destroyed several villages over two days last month, New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a report.

'Recent clashes between the governing party-led Sudan armed forces and rebels in September and the use of indiscriminate bombings demonstrate that the war is not over,' the report said.

It quoted witnesses in North Darfur as saying that army attacks in May destroyed a town's water pumps and had killed or wounded dozens of civilians."

MORE: "Attacks 'show Darfur war not over'" (AFP)

FURTHER READING: "Sudan Should End Attacks, Arrests, Rights Group Says" (Bloomberg)

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