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Mother and sons killed in Jebel Marra air raid

March 15 - 2016 KALOKITING / GULDO
Unexploded ordnance (UXO) found near Toringa village in Darfur's Jebel Marra, 9 March 2016 (RD)
Unexploded ordnance (UXO) found near Toringa village in Darfur's Jebel Marra, 9 March 2016 (RD)

A mother and her two sons were killed when an Antonov plane dropped barrel bombs near Kalokiting in south Jebel Marra on Saturday. A group of militiamen robbed displaced people from inner Jebel Marra of their cattle and possessions.

A witness reported that Feldi, 10 kilometres north of Kalokiting, was bombed. Hawa Mohamed Juma and her sons died in the explosions. Areas around Golo and east of the Jebel Marra Mountain were also targeted, he said.

Militiamen set fire to villages north of Kalokiting one week ago. A fleeing villager reported that “the area is extremely insecure, as army forces entered the area after the militiamen left”.

In Guldo in western Jebel Marra, soldiers and allied militiamen reportedly stole the belongings and livestock of villagers on Sunday and Monday.

“Soldiers and militia members arrived in about 40 Land Cruisers and others riding camels,” a witness told Radio Dabanga. “They robbed the displaced people who have fled from the fighting in Golo of the stuff they carried.”

He added that militiamen have abducted a person on the road between Golol and Thur in southwest Jebel Marra. Ali Dau El Beet (80 years) and his donkey have been missing since Saturday


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