Monday, July 25, 2005

Major upsurge in Darfur fighting - 19 killed in military helicopter crash in Sudan's Darfur

Here we go again, as per usual in the run up to the next round of peace talks: Sudan's army and rebels have accused each other of staging attacks in Darfur, days after peacekeepers said security had improved.

BBC and others appear to confirm new clashes have broken out in Darfur.

According to Reuters, Darfur rebel commander says Sudan forces killed 7 in Darfur attacks.

And China news Xinhua says 19 killed in military helicopter crash in Darfur.

Associated Press report says: "In a statement Monday, Sudan's army said fighting Saturday and Sunday began with a rebel attack on a civilian convoy the army was escorting in the western region. But the Justice and Equality Movement, one of two main Darfur rebel groups, had said the army attacked its positions first."



WTR said...

Unending nightmare.

BBC also has this page dealing with the overall estimated number of deaths since this began.

Ingrid said...

Thanks for that WTR. Thought you might like to see a few pictures at my post December 10, 2004

Lord Kitchener of Khartoum (1850 - 1916)


Egypt and the Sudan

British intervention in Egypt