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Sudanese paramilitaries attack Tur, South Darfur

December 9 - 2015 TUR
One year after their first deployment in Darfur, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) drive in armoured vehicles in East Jebel Marra in January 2015 to fight against armed movements (SAF)
One year after their first deployment in Darfur, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) drive in armoured vehicles in East Jebel Marra in January 2015 to fight against armed movements (SAF)

A boy was shot and five people were abducted in a militia attack on Tur in Kas locality, South Darfur, today. The spokesman for the Sudan Liberation Movement headed by Abdelwahid El Nur (SLM-AW) said that the attack came after rebel forces blocked their way to Beloul and forced them to return to Tur.

Paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Border Guards (BG) riding in two vehicles mounted with Dushka machine-guns, raided the eastern district of Tur this (Wednesday) afternoon.

“They claimed to be searching for two lost vehicles,” a resident of the district reported to Radio Dabanga. “Some of them began beating and whipping the people. Others fired into the air. Ismail Abdelkarim (8) was seriously injured as stray bullets hit him.

“They seized the Imam of the Tur mosque, El Faki Abakar Hussein (65), as well as Siddig Khamis Basi (57), Abdelrazeg Abdallah Adam (45), Abdelhalim Adam Adam (43), and Babakar Abbas Ibrahim, who was seriously bleeding, and tied them up.”

The source said that the militiamen the began pillaging the houses, “one by one”, after which they left, taking the five captives with them.

“A Unamid force visited the area not much later today, and recorded what happened,”he added. “The situation is still tense, because the militiamen are stationed not far from Tur.”

Rebels

The SLM-AW announced that its rebel forces barred a militia convoy of 14 Land Cruisers loaded with arms today. They forced the convoy that was reportedly moving towards the SLM-AW base in the area of Beloul, to return to Tur.

SLM-AW spokesman Mustafa Tambour told Radio Dabanga that the militiamen, after their return, began assaulting the people in eastern Tur.


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