On the 24th, 25th and 26th January 2015, the Rapid Support Forces burned three villages and large areas of farming land in FANGA area.
On the 25th January a group from the Rapid Support Forces riding on horses and camels, who were ambushed by the SLA/AW in SORONG area on the 23rd January and retreated from the battlefield, attacked KAYTI village and looted 85 cows. They killed Abdel Rahman Yahya and Mustafa Musa Adam in TAKOMOA village and looted 150 cows and 30 donkeys.
On the same day they attacked DANKONG village and killed 4 people and looted the village. List of those who were killed:
1. Abakr Hamid
2. Fatima Hassan Haroun(f)
3. Abdallah Abakr Yahya
4. Hassan Mohamed Hassan
On the 26th January 2014 after a heavy bombardment on the area of East Jabal Marra, the Rapid Support Forces moved in and burned ten (10) villages as follows:
As a result more than 200 families were displaced to NERTITI IDP camp and the rest of the villagers fled to seek cover and shelter upon Jabal Marra Mountain.
On the same day around 10.00am a group from the Rapid Support Forces attacked and killed Abdel Gader Omar and his three shepherds in KHAZAN TONGOR and looted his 1200 head of camels.
Elsewhere on the same day around 12.00pm in north east Jabbal Marra, a group from the Rapid Support Forces attacked and killed Abboud Nade and Bashir Ramadan in RAHAD DUSHA and looted 1,100 head of camels and 210 head of cattle. In addition the RSF occupied all the water resources in the area.
On the 26th January a group from the RSF attacked TAGAY and KANOUT villages, killing Hassan Ali Mahmoud and looted his livestock (100 cows and 200 sheep), and they looted the two villages. The residents of both villages fled and were displaced to ARGOWA IDP camp near
Kabkabiya town in north Darfur.
The citizens in the area of west Darfur believe that the reason behind all these recent intensive attacks, killing and looting, is to force the indigenous people to evacuate their lands and villages, so as to be distributed between the Janjaweed militia groups.
SUDO UK calls on the Government to disband the Rapid Support Forces as well as the Janjaweed as these are consistently committing human rights abuses in Darfur. All those individuals or groups responsible for committing human rights violations must be brought to justice.
SUDO UK calls on UNAMID to take strong action in order to fulfil its mandate, including its obligation to “prevent attacks against civilians, within its capability and areas of deployment, without prejudice to the responsibility of the Government of the Sudan”, and the requirement “to investigate and hold accountable those who are responsible, and promote efforts to disarm the Janjaweed and other militias”.