Militia raids in Tawila, North Darfur, kill four

Villages west of Tawila town came under attack a by pro-government militia, led by Badr Abu Kineish. Four people were killed.

A pro-government militia launched attacks on villages west of Tawila town, North Darfur, on Thursday, killing four people and wounding others. Hundreds of livestock were stolen from the residents.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that dozens of militiamen, coming from two directions, appeared in the evening and attacked Kulu, Dolo, Kortinga, Jebel Tayeb, and Tina. “They were led by militia commander Badr Abu Kineish and his brother Hadou […] One of the militias came from the western direction, the other from the east.”

The witness suspected that the militiamen came from Malam, in South Darfur.

“More than a thousand animals were robbed in the attacks.”

Sharafeldin Sadig Arya, Yousef Mursal, Abdelaziz Bashar Ahmed, Abdellatif Suleiman Hussein were killed. Five other villagers sustained injuries.

Protection for the population

The commander of the military garrison in Tawila told displaced people in May that a force will be established to act against any soldier or militiaman, who dares to assault and rob civilians in the locality. But the raids, attacks, and hijacks by pro-government militiamen in the area continued to terrorise the displaced people and residents.