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Sudanese Air Force bombs Um Sidir in North Darfur

May 17 - 2015 KUTUM LOCALITY
A herder with his cattle in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A herder with his cattle in El Sareif Beni Hussein locality (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

A fighter jet of the Sudanese Air Force bombed Um Sidir, north of Kutum, last Wednesday. A young herder was killed, besides more than 1,000 head of livestock. The only water well in the area was destroyed.

Mohamed Ahmed Minawi Digeish, independent MP for Um Baru, Karnoi and El Tina constituencies, told Radio Dabanga that the 13 bombs dropped on the area of Um Sidir, killed herder Ibrahim Ahmed Khareef (17), 800 sheep, 300 camels, and more than 50 donkeys.

He added that the bombardments also resulted in the destruction of the only water well in the area. “The people in the area were horrified and many fled to Um Baru camp for the displaced.”

The MP strongly condemned the attacks on unarmed civilians, and called on the authorities to “immediately stop the bombardments”.


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