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Sudanese bombing of Jebel Marra resumes

January 29 - 2015 JEBEL MARRA
Jebel Marra (file photo)
Jebel Marra (file photo)

The Sudanese Air Force resumed its air raids on areas west of Jebel Marra on Wednesday afternoon. Seven people were injured, and a number of houses destroyed in the area of Darsa and Sur Reng, a stronghold of the Sudan Liberation Movement, led by Abdel Wahid El Nur (SLM-AW).

Mustafa Tambour, the military spokesman for the SLM-AW, told Dabanga that the aerial attacks also resulted in the killing of livestock. “The residents of the area fled into the mountains.”

One of the people who fled Golo, west of Jebel Marra, reported that “government-backed militiamen shot and killed Bashir Ishag Abdelshaafi, and the undersecretary of Golo secondary school, Mohamed Adam Osman”.

He told Dabanga that 112 families from Golo arrived at nearby Guldo. “Some of them are hosted at the teachers’ hostel, others found refuge at the homes of relatives.”

High in the mountains

Hundreds of villagers, hiding at the top of Jebel Marra since militia troops of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) took control of the area of Fanga in East Jebel Marra on 2 January, are living in difficult humanitarian conditions, owing to a lack of food, water, and shelter.

“We fled to Kakari, high in the Marra mountains, when the RSF militias attacked the villages of Dubo El Omda, Dubo El Madrasa, Dabanga, Barango, Tamaro, Fata, Tira, Gabad, Kosa, Wasala, Bokari, Makhata and Genkori,” one of them said.

He explained that they are living in the open, and are relying on food donations from residents of the villages that were not attacked by the militias.

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