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Reintegration of Darfur ex-rebels begins in El Fasher

May 16 - 2016 EL FASHER
Ex-rebels of the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan during the launch of the integration process into the Sudanese army in El Fasher, August 2014 (Hamid Abdulsalam/Unamid)
Ex-rebels of the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan during the launch of the integration process into the Sudanese army in El Fasher, August 2014 (Hamid Abdulsalam/Unamid)

The reintegration of fighters belonging to a former Darfuri rebel group began on Sunday at a military training camp near the capital of North Darfur. The re-training is part of security arrangements stipulated in the Doha peace agreement of 2011.

The Commissioner of Security Arrangements for the Darfur Regional Authority, Maj. Gen. Babikir Koreina, said that the process of security arrangements for 145 ex-fighters of the Sudan Liberation Movement faction of Nureldin Zorgi began with the disarmament of heavy and light weapons and military equipment.

Upon addressing the ex-rebels at Jadeed El Sail, north of El Fasher, Koreina said that this step “is considered the last in the security arrangements stipulated in the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).”

The Security Arrangements Commission is tasked with the adjustment of the status of the ex-combatant signatories, he said.

The Commissioner added that arrangements for the Dabajo faction of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM-Sudan) have been made, including reintegration, training, and appointment of the forces.

“The Commission also provided training to the Liberation and Justice Movement, of which the troops are still in the training camps of main cities in Darfur.”

Two SLM splinter factions, led by Zorgi and Salih Adam Ishag, signed an agreement with the Sudanese government in February 2015 and became part of the DDPD. The agreement was initially signed on 11 July 2011 between the Sudanese government and the LJM of Tijani El Sese. The faction of JEM led by Dabajo broke away from the mainstream JEM in 2012, and signed the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) in April 2013.


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