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East Jebel Marra bombing kills child, animals

February 13 - 2015 EAST JEBEL MARRA
A boy herds cows in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, North Darfur (Albert Gonzalez farran/Unamid)
A boy herds cows in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality, North Darfur (Albert Gonzalez farran/Unamid)

One child was killed during an aerial bombardment by the Sudanese Air Force north of Fanga in East Jebel Marra on Friday afternoon. Seven camels died.

A relative of the boy reported that a large area of grassland was burned too. “The Antonov aircraft was flying over the area from 2pm until 4.30pm. Then it dropped three bombs that led to the killing of Nabil Ismail Ahmed Omar. He was 12 years old.

“Nabil was tending animals at that time in the area,” the relative said.

The explosions ignited fires in the grasslands. The bombing terrified the population in the northern area of East Jebel Marra, and some people fled for cover to nearby mountains.


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