Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

31 October 2012

Sudan: Aerial Bombardments East Jebel Marra Continue

Photo: IRIN
Armed men in the Jebel Marra mountain area, South Darfur (file photo).

East Jebel Marra — Aerial bombardments in East Jebel Marra, North Darfur, on Wednesday October 31 have injured one person, Radio Dabanga was informed.

The aerial bombardment destroyed a number of homes and continued for two hours, the witnesses added. The targeted areas reportedly include Hashaba, Kouto, Dali, Toko Mari and Karafola in East Jebel Marra, North Darfur.

Witnesses described the bombardment as "extremely intense", and explained that a large number of residents fled the area in search of safety.

One of the witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the bombing injured Halima Moussa Adam, 17 years old, in Kouto, and added that the girl was taken to Tabet for treatment. The witness added that the bombing also led to the destruction of three homes in Hashaba, near Tabet.

According to residents from the area, the bombardments caused several fires. They added that they could not confirm the number of casualties, if any, due to the intensity of the bombardment and people fleeing the area.

Convoy of government trucks

The residents stated they witnessed heavy aerial bombings and explained that the arrival of a convoy of government trucks, carrying fuel, from El-Fasher on Wednesday could be a reason for the shelling. Expectations are that the convoy is on its way to Nyala, the residents added.

The residents explained that the aerial bombardments were perhaps aimed at clearing the roads from Sudanese Revolutionary Front troops, they added to Radio Dabanga from East Jebel Marra.

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