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Homes, livestock bombed in Darfur’s Jebel Marra

September 22 - 2016 EAST JEBEL MARRA
Residents of Jebel Marra take refuge in a cave in the mountain (File photo)
Residents of Jebel Marra take refuge in a cave in the mountain (File photo)

Several homes and a number of cattle were destroyed in an air raid on Dolo in Darfur’s east Jebel Marra on Wednesday.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that an Antonov of the Sudanese Air Force dropped four barrel bombs on the Dalo area. He said that the bombardment was intended as cover for a government convoy of dozens of vehicles that were observed on their way from Malam to eastern Jebel Marra.

While no human casualties were reported, the bombing caused panic among the population, who feld to the surrounding valleys and mountains for cover.

Displaced

A site of regular clashes between rebel forces and government troops and militias, ongoing aerial bombardments of the Jebel (Mount) Marra massif have displaced hundreds of thousands of people, with reports reaching Radio Dabanga of ‘empty villages’ being bombed. Some of the residents have fled to camps for the displaced in Darfur and elsewhere in Sudan, while others find refuge in caves in the mountains.


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