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South Darfur sheikh, farmers held by RSF militia

July 5 - 2018 KASS
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On Tuesday, militiamen of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) detained four farmers from Yama area in Kass locality in South Darfur, and the sheikh of Yama, and took them to Zalingei.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that an RSF force in seven vehicles mounted with Dushka machineguns came from west Jebel Marra on their way to Zalingei and held Sheikh Ismail Taha Arbab (65) at Yama market, and farmers Abdelnur and Mohamed Haroun, Suleiman Ishag, and Adam Musa on their way to their farms.

Meanwhile, El Shafee Abdallah, the coordinator of the Central Darfur camps for the displaced said that RSF members arrested three people on the road linking Fuju with Turr in southern Jebel Marra in Central Darfur on Monday.

He told Radio Dabanga that the detainees were Hassan Suleiman (65), Yagoub Abdeljalil (30), and Adam Ishag (28), who fled from Fuju village after being attacked by government forces.

He called on Unamid and the international humanitarian organisations to intervene to them by pressuring on the government to release them, lift the siege on their areas and allow them access to the camps.

In South Darfur, Haysam Zakariya, a student at Khartoum University’s Faculty of Medicine, was shot dead and Bosh Abakar and his wife were wounded by government forces in Kass on Friday.

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