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Entire village plundered, torched in Tawila, North Darfur

March 30 - 2016 TAWILA
File photo: A burning village in Darfur
File photo: A burning village in Darfur

On Sunday, militiamen raided the village of Dali Diko in northern Tawila locality, robbed the 247 families in the village of their belongings, and set their homes on fire.

Speaking from the Rwanda camp for the displaced in Tawila, one of the villagers told Radio Dabanga that a large group of militiamen in vehicles and others on camels and horses attacked the village on Sunday.

“The janjaweed beat and whipped us, and threatening to kill us if we did not leave immediately,” he reported. “They then took all our belongings, including 39 donkeys and more than 40 sheep and goats, and left.”

The villager said that 230 families reached the Rwanda camp. The remaining families sought refuge in the camps for the displaced in Abu Shouk, El Salam, and Zamzam near El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur.

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