The paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, together with other militiamen, attacked Sarafaya area, El Fasher locality in North Darfur, on Friday. At least eight villages were destroyed. An unknown number of people were killed and wounded.
“On Friday morning, Rapid support militias in about 150 vehicles loaded with various weapons were joined by Janjaweed on camels and horses at the area of Sarafaya, west of El Fasher city,” several people who fled the area reported to Radio Dabanga. The militiamen then jointly attacked the villages of Durma, Uzbani, Juruf, Murtak, Karaw, Faki Nur, Gamar Eldin, Karkar, Ahmedu, Abu Duda and Yahya Urbi.”
The sources said that the militiamen plundered the properties, and stole thousands of heads of livestock, after which they set the villages on fire. “All the inhabitants of these villages fled into the wilderness, to the nearby mountains and valleys.”
“The attackers then left the area, heading towards the north, towards the areas of Malawi, Hashaba, and Um Sidir.”
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