Sudanese Air Force drops barrel bombs on Darfur’s Jebel Marra

Hundreds of people fled their villages in northern Jebel Marra on Tuesday, during bombardments west of Rokoro.

Hundreds of people fled their villages in northern Jebel Marra on Tuesday during bombardments west of Rokoro. On Wednesday, an Antonov bombed the area of Tabra, Tawila locality, in North Darfur.

In a press release on Wednesday, the Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW) reported that the Sudanese Air Force dropped seven barrel bombs on the area at about 5 am the previous day.

Hundreds of villagers sought refuge in the mountains, and dozens of cattle were killed.

The spokesman for the SLM-AW, Mustafa Tambour, also accused the government forces of planting mines in the area, “after their failed attempts to progress towards Rokoro, and their defeat at three fronts south and west of Rokoro.

Tambour warned the people in the area not to approach any unidentified object, as it may be a piece of unexploded ordnance (UXO).  

He appealed to the UN to “take immediate action to protect civilians from aerial bombardments on villages and the planting of mines”.

Sources in Tawila locality reported bombardments by an Antonov on the areas around Tabra village on Wednesday. A number of livestock were killed.