20 December 2013

Sudan: Nuba Mountains Family Killed in Sudanese Aerial Attack

Rashad — Eight persons of one family, of whom five were children, were wiped out by Sudan's air force when an Antonov dropped bombs on Tirmo village on Wednesday, in South Kordofan.

The killed family members are three adults, four children and a baby who was inside a burning house when the mother went to fetch water. The spokesperson for the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, told Radio Dabanga this on Friday. One six-year old was wounded by the explosions.

"As from 26 November up to date, the Sudanese Air Force attacks several villages in Rashad county in the Nuba Mountains state on daily basis, from 7am to 7pm," Lodi claimed. "They drop more than 50 bombs a day and cause death among the residents."

The fighting has caused a mass displacement among the people from Shamshaka, Kaliny, Ardeba, Dien and Farsha villages. The displaced people, counting more than 20,000, are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance, Lodi stressed. "They have no shelter, food or medicine."

The killed family members of the aerial bombardment on Wednesday are: Ahmed Adam Ramadan (32), Tagila Abdalla Adam (37), Fatima Idris Mohamed (47), Bahja Bakri Ahmed (4), Ashaya Ahmed Adam (6), Ramadan Khalid (6), Ramzy Bashir (4), and three-months old baby Yusif Ismail Adam.

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