Dozens were killed and wounded in renewed clashes between the Misseriya and Nuwayba around the villages Jali, Gondulo and Jabra southwest of Kass. According to a source who visited the battlefields on Saturday, eight bodies had already been handed over to their families for burial. He told Radio Dabanga from Kass that a number of the wounded from both sides are now being treated in Kass Hospital and the situation is still tense. The violence broke out despite a reconciliation conference between the two tribes assembled on the same day under the auspices of the state and national governments. Radio Dabanga could not reach officials in Kass or other authorities to comment on the news.
The reconciliation committee in Kass sent one member from each side to try to calm the situation, but the fighting continued on Monday, with at least 4 people killed and 8 others injured. A witness at the hospital said that eight people were transferred there Monday to receive treatment.
(Photo: The opening session of the reconciliation conference in Zalingei on 3 June 2010, attended by UNAMID Joint Special Representative Ibrahim Gambari (center). UNAMID – Olivier Chassot.)