22 February 2013

Sudan: N. Darfur Town Al-Sref Remains Under 'State of Siege', No Clashes

Photo: Tim McKulka/UN Photo
Victims of ethnic violence receiving treatment at a hospital in Akobo, Sudan (file photo).

Al-Sref Beni Hussein — Roads leading to Al-Sref Beni Hussein town in North Darfur remain closed, placing the town under a continuous "state of siege" since tribal clashes broke out in the vicinity in the beginning of January, local sources say.

Citizens are complaining about a lack of medicines as a result, and they are trying to find ways for the ambulance to transport the wounded to nearby hospitals, Radio Dabanga has learned on Friday.

The situation also continues hampering the transportation of food and non-food items to the town.

"No clashes"

Civilians are urging organizations to save those stranded in Al-Sref Beni Hussein city and the others caught up in the fresh clashes between the Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes near the town.

On Thursday, Radio Dabanga reported that hostilities broke out again between Abbala and Beni Hussein tribesmen. The commissioner of Al-Sref Beni Hussein told Radio Dabanga that at least 20 Beni Hussein men were killed.

Although no clashes were witnessed on Friday, sources fear they could still erupt again.

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