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RSF Attacks Civilians in East Jebel Marra Region

23.03.14

The Rapid Support Forces committing more Violations against Civilians in North and South Darfur

On his visit to Meshing area in South Darfur the vice president ordered the Rapid Support forces (RSF) to move to the area of east Jebel Mara. Acting on these orders, some of these troops went to El-Fashir whilst others headed towards East Jebel Marra. On their way to the east of Jebel Marra the RSF committed a number of human rights violations against civilians.

On the evening of 21st March 2014, the RSF attacked and burned the villages of Dobo Almadrasa, Dobo Alomda, Deby Nayra, Dally, Nimrra, Rakona and Belly Seraif in the eastern part of Jebel Marra in north Darfur, as a result three children, a women and five men were killed in Deby Nayra, Dally and Nimra villages

On the following day, around 5.00pm, the RSF launched another attack on Rakona and Dobo-alomda villages where Adam Yousif (47) from Dobo-Alomda was killed and his camel looted. Additionally, Yahya Ahmed Yahya, from Rakona, was killed and two other civilians were kidnapped whilst Abdalla Omer escaped death and the gun shots injured his camel.

On the same day 22nd March, the same group looted around 1000 cattle that belong to Adam Abdallah Haroun from Leyia village in the east of Jebel Marra, South Darfur.

RECOMMENDATIONS

SUDO UK calls on the Government to disband the Janjaweed and all other pro-government militias.

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”.

SUDO UK calls on the REBEL MOVEMENTS to ensure that its forces does not enter civilian areas and do not put civilian population in danger by making their camps near villages and civilian settlements, throughout the country.

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