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Girl killed, man maimed in Darfur’s Jebel Marra bombing

September 23 - 2016 JAWA
(file photo)
(file photo)

A girl was killed and a young man maimed in an air raid targeting the area of Jawa in eastern Jebel Marra on Thursday.

“An Antonov of the Sudanese Air Force dropped 13 barrel bombs on the area of Jawa around half past noon,” a listener reported to Radio Dabanga from a neighbouring village.

“Halima Musa Suleiman (12) was fatally hit. Yahya Bashir (17) lost his legs,” he said. “Dozens of livestock were killed as well.”

Last weekend, renewed fighting broke out between government forces and SLM-AW combatants in Jebel Marra. The SLM-AW claimed the killing of more than 100 army soldiers and paramilitaries.  

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