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Six more Jebel Marra villages burn in Darfur

March 9 - 2016 KALOKITING
New displaced, most of them children hiding in a cave in the vicinity of Tori in southern Jebel Marra, 3 March 2016 (RD)
New displaced, most of them children hiding in a cave in the vicinity of Tori in southern Jebel Marra, 3 March 2016 (RD)

Militiamen set fire to six villages north of Kalokiting in southern Jebel Marra on Tuesday.

“On Tuesday at around noon, a large group of militiamen on camels and horses stormed the villages of Tana, Kerukouli, Awal, Namouli, Soula, and Jido,” a fleeing villager reported to Radio Dabanga.

“What is currently happening in Jebel Marra is worse than what happened in the first two years of the war in Darfur, 2003 and 2004.”

“We all fled in time to the caves and valleys up in the western part of Mount Marra,” he said. “The militiamen stole all our livestock, and set the houses on fire. All six villages burned to the ground.”

He described the situation as “extremely insecure, as army forces entered the area after the militiamen left.

“What is currently happening in Jebel Marra is worse than what happened in the first two years of the war in Darfur, 2003 and 2004,” the villager said.

Photos

Today, Radio Dabanga received photos taken by its correspondents in Jebel Marra during the past few days.

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

Rugaya Yagoub (25) was injured by a barrel bomb on Jo Kosti village in Jebel Marra on 2 March 2016. Her daughter Mawahib was injured as well. Her children Arafa (10), Suliman (8), and Majdi Habib Adam (7) were killed. (RD)

Kway village, east of Golo in Darfur's Jebel Marra, destroyed by army soldiers and Rapid Support Forces on 30 January 2016 (RD)

 

 

 


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