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Golo burns as air raids on Darfur's Jebel Marra continue

January 27 - 2015 JEBEL MARRA
Sigili, destroyed in 2012 (file photo)
Sigili, destroyed in 2012 (file photo)

A number of houses and farmlands near Golo, west of Jebel Marra, Central Darfur, were torched this morning. In Tawila locality, North Darfur, elements of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) removed the engines of three water wells on Monday.

Speaking to Dabanga, villagers who fled from Golo said that an Antonov of the Sudanese Air Force began bombing the area early this morning. No casualties were reported, but the explosions started fires that burned a number of houses in Dorsa village, and several farms in the area of Golo.

A camp sheikh at Nierteti North camp said that people displaced by the air raids and attacks by government forces on Golo and the surrounding villages on Sunday, continue to arrive at the Nierteti camps.

He reported that a girl from Golo, Asraa Ibrahim, and Ibrahim Daldoul from Guldo, were injured during heavy shelling of the area by militia forces on Monday. “They were transferred to a hospital in Zalingei for treatment.”

‘Crime against humanity‘

In Tawila locality, popularly known as East Jebel Marra, RSF troops removed the main engines of the water wells in the area of Nemra, Kira, and Dady. “They loaded the engines on their vehicles, and left,” several residents of the area told Dabanga.

They called the action a “crime against humanity”, saying that “the government intends to displace the entire population of Jebel Marra”. 

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