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Two young herders die as Darfur’s East Jebel Marra shelled

October 7 - 2015 EAST JEBEL MARRA
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)

Two boys were killed by a missile launched by government troops stationed in the area of Fanga in East Jebel Marra on Wednesday afternoon.

“Government forces fired three rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) at the area south of Fanga, where a number of young herders were grazing livestock,” a relative of one of the victims told Radio Dabanga.

“Aiman Ibrahim Saleh (12) and Yousef Abaker Ahmed (10) were fatally hit, as well as seven cows and five sheep,” he said. “In addition, several cows, sheep, and goats were wounded,” he said.

“The government forces based in the area of Fanga continuously fire RPGs in all directions.”

He appealed to the authorities to “halt the shelling and the use of heavy weapons against defenceless citizens when they are getting water from wells, are grazing their livestock, tending their farms, or visiting a market”.


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