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North Darfur: Newly displaced arrive in Um Baru

December 7 - 2015 KUTUM / UM BARU
A group of newly displaced, some of them in bad health conditions, under a bush in Zamzam camp near el Fasher, capital of North Darfur, 3 April 2014 (Unamid)
A group of newly displaced, some of them in bad health conditions, under a bush in Zamzam camp near el Fasher, capital of North Darfur, 3 April 2014 (Unamid)

About 150 displaced families who fled repeated militia attacks on their villages in Kutum locality last week arrived at Um Baru camps for the displaced on Sunday.

Last week, a large group of militiamen raided, pillaged, and torched more than six villages in the area of Anka, north of Kutum town.

The independent Member of Parliament of Um Baru, Karnoi, and El Tina constituencies, Mohamed Ahmed Minawi, said that 150 families arrived in the Um Baru camps on Sunday. He confirmed that 12 villagers were killed, and more than 5,000 heads of livestock were stolen.

He told Radio Dabanga that the victims reported the incidents to the Darfur Crimes Court in North Darfur capital of El Fasher.

On Sunday, inhabitants of Kutum locality reported the passage of Abbala militiamen with lorries, Land Cruisers and motorcycles loaded with furniture, household items, and thousands of camels, cows, sheep, and goats on their way from the area of Anka to Misri and Dawa, and Damrat El Gubba, strongholds of the militia. 


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