SUDAN WATCH: Coaliton of SLM, G19, NRF planning to attack El Fashier, North Darfur - AMIS camp HQ could be target

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Coaliton of SLM, G19, NRF planning to attack El Fashier, North Darfur - AMIS camp HQ could be target

Dec 5 2006 Soldier of Africa: Ops Room Discussion:
On Monday at about 17:00 five unarmed SLA soldiers apparently intervened when Arab Militia harrassed a man in the El Fashier market. All five the soldiers were wounded. Later there was sporadic gunfire on the outskirts of El Fashier, most notably close to Zamzam base as the GoS fought what is believed to be Arab Militia. The GoS adopted a state of higher readiness and we went to the HQ (photo) to speak to the ops officer on duty with regards to the situation. He gave us a briefing and we were also informed that the UN has warned that the NRF planned or threatened to attack El Fashier within 24 hours. That has however not taken place within that time frame. Those of us in the South African house are keeping our ears on the ground.
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Dec 5 2006 Reuters report - Militias clash with ex-rebels in Darfur town

Battle with rebels in Bassao, Darfur

Photo: An African Union soldier inspects a truck damaged in a battle with rebels in Bassao, Darfur. Picture/Reuters
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Dec 6 2006 Reuters report - AU concerned by rebel threat to Darfur troops:
"Reports received earlier today from the field indicate that the city of El Fasher is under threat of attack within 24 hours by a coalition comprising the SLA (M), the G19 and the National Redemption Front (NRF)," the AU, which has a 7,000-strong force in Darfur, said in a [AU] statement.

"The AMIS (African Mission in Sudan) Camp at Force Headquarters could be a target," the statement added.

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