3 January 2013

Sudan: SLM-AW - 'Air Strike in East Jebel Marra Kills Five'

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Women and children pleading in Jebel Marra (file photo).

East Jebel Marra — An air strike, carried out by an Antonov plane on villages northeast of Katur in East Jebel Marra on Sunday, 30 December 2012, has allegedly resulted in the death of five people, among them a baby and an infant.

Mustafa Tambour, spokesman of the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid, told Radio Dabanga that next to the fatal victims, eight people were wounded.

The fatal victims, Tambour continued, are Zahra Arbab Osman, Aicha Khalil Ahmed, Dar as-Salaam Manan Osman who was only 15 days old and Mohamed Adam Yousef Abdul Rahman and Yaser Adam Ibrahim, 5 years old. Among the injured victims are Khadija Adam Mohamed, Ismail Adam Imam and Fardous Ismail Adam.

Rapes and looting

Sources from East Jebel Marra reported that government forces and its militias allegedly raped 7 women and looted several villages in the area, including the villages of Kanartenka, Kashny and Kanjara.

It was added that the troops drove the people out of the village and established a base. The sources claim that the troops stated "we came to clear East Jebel Marra completely and we will not leave until our work is done".

Witnesses said that the areas of Katur, Dobo, Tardounat and Kanjar were exposed to multiple bombings since Tuesday, 1 January. Citizens in East Jebel Marra appealed to human rights organizations, UNAMID and the UN Security Council to intervene and push the government to stop what is happening in East Jebel Marra.

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