Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

30 December 2012

Sudan: Manawashy Residents Complain About Attacks

Manawashy — Residents from Manawashy locality in South Darfur have complained about attacks by 'pro-government' militants stationed on the roads around the locality since last Wednesday, 26 December.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that the 'pro-government' militiants came from the direction of East Jebel Marra in about 80 Land Cruiser vehicles and were stationed near the garrison east of Manawashy market.

He claimed that they assaulted women inside homes and markets, as well as looting of shops and cars along the roads. Besides, the militants fired shots in the air sparking fear and panic among citizens.

The witness demanded local and state authorities to protect them and expel the militias from the area.

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