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Army excesses reported in West Darfur

August 25 - 2011 MORNEI, CARA

A group of four uniformed loot 100 sheep from Mornei

Four (4) armed men on horsebacks, wearing military uniforms looted 100 sheep from Mornei in West Darfur on Wednesday, a witness told Radio Dabanga.The witness, who did not wish to be named fearing retribution from Sudanese authorities on the ground, told Radio Dabanga, “The gunmen found a herd of sheep with a shepherd in Mornei. The gunmen opened fire in the air and the shepherd left the area. He lost control over the sheep after which the men belonging to the armed forces took the sheep to unknown location.”

The witness added that a report about the incident had been filed with the Mornei police. However, no action has yet been taken in this regard. A sheep in Sudan costs approximately 200-300 pounds.

Meanwhile, an armed group looted two trucks in Cara area of South Darfur, one of the victims told Radio Dabanga.

“Seven military uniform gunmen on the backs of four (4) camels and three (3) horses stopped the trucks coming from the region of Kara and looted around 700 pounds worth personal baggage and then beat them severely. They especially beat the passengers who did not have money,” the witness said.

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