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Sudanese Air Force bombs villages west of Jebel Marra

December 15 - 2014 ROKORO LOCALITY

The Sudanese Air Force bombed the area northeast of Golo in Rokoro locality, Central Darfur, on Monday, following battles between rebel forces and government troops in the area last week.

“Bombardments by Antonov fighter aircraft began about 5 am and continued until noon,” a villager reported to Radio Dabanga. “The air strikes targeted the villages of Kormuk, Debbat Naira, and Silu, and the lemon plantations northeast of Golo. A number of houses were set ablaze. We ran for their lives, seeking refuge in the nearby valleys and mountain caves.”

Last week, combatants of the Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW), launched attacks on government forces and allied militias stationed in the area west of Jebel Marra, in Rokoro locality, and on military convoys in the area. They reportedly killed dozens of government forces, and seized military vehicles, weapons, and ammunition.

File photo: A house on fire in a Darfuri village (archive)

Related:

Rebels claim attack on military convoy in Central Darfur (14 December 2014)

Darfur rebels attack army as Sudan's military ops start (12 December 2014)

 

 


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