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Govt. troops withdraw from Kutum in North Darfur

October 23 - 2016 KUTUM
A military convoy heading toward Tabit in North Darfur (file photo)
A military convoy heading toward Tabit in North Darfur (file photo)

People in North Darfur’s Kutum locality wonder why the government forces sent by the North Darfur authorities last Sunday to impose the rule of law, withdrew again after three days.

The forces were sent to implement the new measures set by the North Darfur government, including a ban on carrying arms by civilians, the use of motorcycles, and the wearing of a kadamool veil which covers the face.

A listener reported to Radio Dabanga from Kutum that a force composed of more than 40 vehicles left the locality last Wednesday, three days after their arrival.

“After the government troops left, militiamen immediately began to create havoc. Riding their unnumbered cars and motorcycles they began to make the towns, markets, and villages unsafe again,” he said.


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