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Darfur rebels: ‘Retreating militiamen’ burn six villages in ongoing Jebel Marra battle

June 14 - 2018 JEBEL MARRA
Rapid Support Forces parade in Darfur (file photo)
Rapid Support Forces parade in Darfur (file photo)

The Sudan Liberation Movement Abdelwahid El Nur faction (SLM-AW) claim to have killed 89 members of the main government Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia during a second day of attacks by government forces on the areas controlled by the movement south and west of Darfur’s Jebel Marra.

Waleed Mohamed Abakar, the SLM-AW military spokesman, told Radio Dabanga that the RSF used heavy artillery to attack the movement’s sites near Saboun El Fagor in south Jebel Marra.

He explained that the movement’s forces managed to repel the attack, kill 89 members of the RSF and seize 14 machine guns and 65 Kalashnikov assault rifles.

Akbar alleges that the RSF burned six villages in southern Jebel Marra including Saboun El Fagur, Koya, Tara, Teringel, Terabah and Jonglei after their defeat in the battle.

Ongoing battle

He added that yesterday the RSF carried out another attack on the movement’s site at Sherinkil area southwest of Jebel Marra.

He said the movement’s forces managed to repel the attack but the battle is still going on between the two sides.

‘Six girls raped’

Earlier this week, the military spokesman accused government forces of raping six girls, including two children at Limo area south of Jebel Marra, after being defeated by the movement’s forces.

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