27 November 2012

Sudan: Militia 'Burns 350 Houses' in South Kordofan

El-Delanj — Citizens from El-Delanj locality, South Kordofan, accused a group of pro-government militia of burning 350 houses and 60 square kilometers of farms, they told Radio Dabanga on Tuesday 27 November.

Sultan Khamies Soba said that pro-government militiamen launched a 'campaign against several villages' in the locality with the intent of 'starving and displacing the natives'.

The campaign in El-Delanj began on Saturday and lasted until Monday, Soba told Radio Dabanga.

He explained that militiamen burned 180 houses in the Dlaba village, 60 in Hamedaah, 35 in Sueba, 30 in Adadar, 24 in Lubaidah, 22 in Kourkon and eight in Balijr. This, in addition to burning millet, maize and sesame farms, he completed.

Soba pointed out that these events led to a mass displacement in the locality.

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