Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

21 April 2013

Sudan: Internal Dispute 'Abu Tira' Forces Leaves Several Injured

El Geneina — Reports from El Geneina, West Darfur's capital, claim that 'mutiny' within the Central Reserve Forces (Abu Tira) has caused clashes in the troops' local headquarters. The clashes took place on Sunday afternoon and lasted for about an hour and a half, news agencies reported.

According to the reports, the local force commander was injured in the clashes along with two other soldiers. It was added that a group of 'Abu Tira' elements fled the scene in eight Land Cruiser vehicles and that the exact cause of the clashes remains unknown.

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