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Rapid Support Forces abduct 60 people in North Darfur

December 30 - 2014 TAWILA LOCALITY
Rapid Support Forces in a parade in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur
Rapid Support Forces in a parade in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur

Elements of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) ambushed a commercial convoy of three lorries in the region popularly known as East Jebel Marra, in Tawila locality, North Darfur, on Monday. They seized two of the vehicles, and took 60 passengers with them to an unknown destination.

A passenger of the third vehicle expressed his concern about the fate of the kidnapped people, fearing that they may be subjected to maltreatment and torture.

“The convoy was transporting a number of passengers and commodities to the market of Fanga, when these Janjaweed intercepted us in the area of Terbo, 10 km south of Dubo El Omda in East Jebel Marra.” he told Radio Dabanga.

“They stopped two lorries by force of arms. The driver of the third lorry, the one I was in, accelerated, and we managed to escape.”


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