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Govt. militias control Karnoi, Um Baru, Kutum water sources in North Darfur

February 8 - 2015 KARNOI / UM BARU / KUTUM
Women collect water manually from the only well in Kuma Garadayat, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
Women collect water manually from the only well in Kuma Garadayat, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Government and allied militia forces are continuing their air and ground attacks on Karnoi, Um Baru, and Kutum in North Darfur. Militiamen are reportedly in control of all the water sources in the three localities. Seven people, including five children, were shot dead in an attack on a well in Um Baru locality, North Darfur, on Saturday.

“Militia troops in about 80 vehicles attacked the area of the Jumat Allah Tahir well in Um Baru,” Mohamed Ahmed Minawi Digeish, independent MP for Karnoi and Um Baru localities, told Dabanga.

“Abdelrasoul Daoud Khamis Ishag, Idris Murda Deby, and five children aged between 8 and 12 were shot dead by elements of a government militia in the neighbouring sand hills.”

He added that the militiamen stole thousands of camels, cows and sheep from more than 22 livestock owners in the area of the Jumat Allah Tahir well.

Water sources

“Until now, the people of 63 villages were displaced by the attacks. 25 people were killed, 22 wounded, and 38 are missing,” the MP reported. “Eight villages burned to ashes, and 55 other villages were plundered in the ongoing attacks on civilians in the three localities.”

He added that ‘millions’ in cash was stolen, as well as about 10,000 camels, 8,230 sheep and goats, and 5,736 cows.

“The government militia troops are now in control of all the main water sources in the three localities. They confiscate all livestock their owners take to the reservoirs of Umbar, Orschi, Abu Gara, and Uma Shiri, or the wells of Ba’ashim, Hosh, Junat Allah Tahir, Anka, Amarei, and Meza,” Digeish noted.


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