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New settlers gang rape five women in North Darfur

July 20 - 2015 TAWILA LOCALITY

Three women were raped on Sunday near Tabit. In a separate incident, two young women were raped on Monday near Karbos village in Tawila locality.

The first incident happened in Dawaa village, southeast of Tabit, locally considered to be part of East Jebel Marra.

A relative of one of the victims explained to Radio Dabanga that the inhabitants of the village fled attacks by a government militia early this year and sought refuge in Tabit.

“The three women decided to return to Dawaa to try to retrieve some of their belongings, although they had heard that new settlers have now occupied the village,” she said.

“When they arrived at about noon, militant settlers seized them and raped them alternately until Monday afternoon.”

The other two women, one of them a minor, were raped on their farmlands near Karbos village on Monday afternoon.

A farmer who witnessed the assault from a distance reported that a group of new settlers who have occupied the village of Tarny, seized the two women and gang raped them at gunpoint for two hours.



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