At least 168 people died in West Darfur: aid group

A refugee group spokesman said on Sunday that at least 168 people were killed and 98 were injured in a tribal clash at the Khartoum-Western Darfur Town Clinic.

Violence is the latest in the rise of such incidents in war-torn areas.

West Darfur is home to many exiled by the conflict in the early 2000s in the region, which suppressed government-armed rebels with the help of nomadic Arab militias known as Janjaweed. is.

About 2.5 million people were evacuated by violence and 300,000 died. Former President Omar al-Bashir has been sought by the International Criminal Court on suspicion of war crimes. The trial of Ali Kushave, one of his aides, began earlier this month.

The Coordinating Committee for Refugees and Refugees has accused the Janjaweed militia of trying to reclaim the area to control the land.

They called for the return of international peacekeepers who withdrew from January 2020.

Arab tribal representatives did not respond to the call for comment.

According to some non-governmental organizations, violence broke out after a personal quarrel between Arab nomads and Masarit farmers at the clinic on Friday.

The coordinating committee shared an image of the burnt down building. The Durferber Association said about 20,000 people were evacuated by violence.

According to aid groups, tensions extended to the nearby city of El Geneina and were ordered to close the store after sunset.

“Another relapse of urban violence that killed and injured hundreds of civilians in the city of Geneina last year could be very realistic and imminent,” a road blockage rose across the city. Said aid officials.

Violence in Darfur has increased since the agreement between the interim government after Bashir in October 2020 and some of the armed groups that fought in Darfur.

According to aid groups, about 430,000 people were evacuated last year alone.

“This shows that there was no positive effect from the agreement on the lives and safety of people throughout Darfur,” the Darfur Bar Association said in a statement on Saturday.