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Armed groups attack market in Tawila

February 26 - 2010 TAWILA

Armed groups attacked the market of Tawila yesterday. It caused closure on Thursday and Friday. An eyewitness told that the group loothed cash and mobile phones in addition to goods exposed on the market, adding that police and Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) present in the area did nothing to prevent the looting. The SAF denied any operation in Tawila. Khalid Al Sawarmi, army spokesman, told Radio Dabanga that Tawila is under control of the SAF, so there is no need for any operation there. UNAMID spokesperson Nourredine al Mezni told Radio Dabanga they don’t have enough information, appealing to all parties for self control and to give negotiations a chance to achieve stability and security in Darfur.

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