7 February 2013

Sudan: Three Consecutive Days of Attacks At North Darfur Displaced Camp

Zam Zam Camp — Schools, health centers and water stations at Zam Zam camp near El-Fasher, North Darfur, are closed for three days since members of the Central Reserve Forces launched attacks on the area.

Witnesses speaking to Radio Dabanga said the assaults took place between Tuesday and Thursday.

They added the "Abu Tira", as the Central Reserve Forces as known, looted and destroyed eight shops and fired random shots in the air in and outside the camp "terrorizing the displaced".

Sources are claiming the attacks are in retaliation of the murder of two Abu Tira forces by "unknown gunmen" by a water station last Tuesday. The perpetrators also stole a Land Cruiser belonging to the Abu Tira and fled to an unknown area.

Displaced are saying the security situation at the camp is "alarmingly deteriorating" making them unable to leave their homes.

They claim there is almost "no life" at the camp at moment and all institutions have temporarily ceased their functions.

Zam Zam's residents are urging international organizations to protect them from attacks by Abu Tira, who are "terrorizing and intimidating" everyone.

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