SUDAN WATCH: Paris-based Darfur war leader Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur tells France-based Sudan Tribune that Sudanese are facing genocide on a daily basis

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Paris-based Darfur war leader Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur tells France-based Sudan Tribune that Sudanese are facing genocide on a daily basis

According to the following article at France-based Sudan Tribune today, Darfur rebel group SLM leader Abdel Wahid Al-Nur spoke to Sudan Tribune urging the UN to assume its reponsibility for protecting people who are facing genocide on a daily basis. Note, Mr Al-Nur is safely based in self imposed exile in Paris, France while aid workers continue to be attacked and peacekeepers are slain by rebels.

Here is a copy of the December 06, 2008 article from El-Fasher, Darfur published at Sudan Tribune December 07 2008. As noted here at Sudan Watch in a previous post [Dec. 3, 08 France based Darfur war leader Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur dismisses all peace initiatives and proposes none] the town of Zanlingei is Mr Al-Nur's birthplace.
SUDAN MILITIAMEN KILL LOCAL CHIEF IN DARFUR CAMP - REBELS
The government backed janjaweed militia killed a local chief at Hassa Hissa camp, near Zanlingei in West Darfur state where a militiaman dead last week following a quarrel with residents from the camps.

Musa Abakr Posh was killed on Saturday in his house inside the camp, his son Al-Fadil told Sudan Tribune. He further said they had fears for the safety of his father because he was targeted by the pro-government militia.

Last Monday a janjaweed died at Zalingei Hosptal after a dispute with some residents of Hassa Hissa camp. The UNAMID said he had tried to take a water pump However, IDPs spokesperson said the militiaman tried to rape a woman.

On Tuesday and as result of yesterday’s death around 30 militiamen, seeking revenge, marched towards the camp shooting in the air sporadically. Yet the Janjaweed destroyed five water pumps supplying the camp.

Abdel Wahid Al-Nur, the SLM leader speaking to Sudan Tribune, urged the international community to provide protection to the IDPs saying that the United Nations gas to assume it responsibility to protect people who are facing genocide on daily basis.

He said the local chief devoted his live to serve the rights and interest of Darfur people since the inception of the conflict in 2003. he added the killing of Posh, proves to the international community that Khartoum is not serious about the unilateral ceasefire announced on November 12.

The mandate of the current peacekeeping mission allows the hybrid forces to intervene to protect civilians only when there is imminent threat in the areas where they are deployed. Also the lack of troops and capability hinder the work if the peacekeeping mission. (ST)

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Photo: A rebel member of SLA (Source: Sudan Tribune 07 Dec 08)
See Sudan Watch December 03, 2008: France based Darfur war leader Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur dismisses all peace initiatives and proposes none.

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