Again aerial bombardments in South Darfur
More than 15 citizens were injured after Antonov Aircraft aerial attacks on the village of Shawa Bawadi and Ladeed in South Darfur. The wounded were taken to Nyala hospital for treatment. UNAMID also reported a aerial bombardments in Khirwajid in South Darfur stating that 13 people were wounded, and many houses and properties destroyed.
The aerial bombardments are not incidents on its own, but follow renewed fighting between Darfurian rebel groups (JEM, JLM, SLA-MM and SLA-AW) and government forces (SAF) and factions loyal to the government that started in December 2010. In the fighting, Antonov aircrafts, MiGs and helicopters were used in bombing, in support of vehicle-mounted troops and horse and camel riders. Both sides are reported to target civilians and many have fled for the violence.
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