The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday facilitated the transfer of four soldiers of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) to Nyala, capital of South Darfur.
The troops had been captured by elements of the Sudan Liberation Movement for Justice (SLMJ of Karbino) and released in Khor Abeche in South Darfur, the movement disclosed to Radio Dabanga.
SLJM spokesman Mubarak Mohamed Ahmed said three soldiers had been abducted in Dobbo El Madrasa, East Jebel Marra, and the other in Labado.
Last week, the movement published the names of three officers its forces captured during combats in Dobbo.
Adil Sharif of ICRC informed Radio Dabanga the SAF troops were transferred by helicopter to Nyala where they were received by Sudanese authorities.
He added ICRC first interviewed the officers in private to ensure the transfer happened according to their will.
Just days ago ICRC flew 14 SAF soldiers from Labado to Nyala, and weeks before the organization supported the release of 31 displaced persons captured by rebel forces in Darfur.
ICRC assists transfer of 14 Sudan soldiers from Labado to Nyala (14 April 2013)
Darfur rebels publish names of captured Sudan soldiers (11 April 2013)
Central Darfur government, Red Cross confirm release of 31 SLA-AW captives (30 March 2013)
Article source: http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/46829
A young child and three adults were killed when an Antonov aircraft “belonging to the Sudanese air forces” dropped several bombs in Khor Abeche, South Darfur, on Sunday.
Aircrafts have been flying regularly over the area “since Sunday at daytime”, the mother of the decreased child told Radio Dabanga. She noted the bombardments also killed several livestock.
Anticipating imminent airstrikes, hungry residents do not dare leaving their shelters and search for food. In addition, roads around Khor Abeche have been closed for days and the area is facing shortages in food and in medicine.
“The movement of people is almost inexistent”, the source said.
Local residents are appealing to aid agencies, to the UN and to UNAMID to pressure the government to stop aerial bombings and provide them urgent humanitarian relief.
Article source: http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/46306
Pro-government militias injured four displaced on Sunday in attacks carried out in two different camps of North Darfur.
The first incident happened at the newly established camp of Jebel El Jedid in Saraf Omra locality. Sources said armed militias invaded the home of Ismail Mohamed Mohamed, beat him and his wife with whips and stole their two goats and a horse.
Militants then left to camp Dankoj, also in Saraf Omra, where they started firing heavily in the air. Two pedestrians who were passing by during the firing were beaten by the militants: Abkar Mohamed and Omar Zakaria, according to a witness.
Displaced of both camps appealed to local authorities, to UNAMID and to the international community to take “urgent action” and protect them.
They condemned the militias’ attacks and also appealed that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Photo: Khor Abeche, located near Nyala in South Darfur (Albert Gonzalez Farran/ UNAMID)
Article source: http://www.radiodabanga.org/node/45451