Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds others injured in renewed ethnic clashes between the Rizeigat and Fallata communities in Sudan’s Darfur region.
The clash started on Tuesday, apparently in response to the assassination of an ethnic Rizeigat lieutenant of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) by unknown assailants.
Women and children are among those murdered in the battles, which are said to have lasted until Thursday.
“Fifteen people were killed in the fighting between the Fallata and Rizeigat tribes on Tuesday and 30 were killed on Wednesday,” a Government official told newsmen.
Darfur’s war began in 2003, when ethnic African rebels rose up against the Arab-dominated government of former President Omar al-Bashir.
Bashir retaliated by arming local Arab militias, which went after non-Arab communities suspected of backing the insurgents.
Hundreds of thousands of people were killed, and many communities were pillaged and burned.
While the major battle has diminished over time, ethnic clashes frequently occur.
More than 40 people were killed and hundreds were injured in brutal clashes between the two communities last year, before the two sides negotiated a short-lived peace deal.
News Central TV reported on Thursday, that the trial of notorious Militia Leader unleashing mayhem in Dafur region Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb had commenced.
The war in Darfur began in 2003 after ethnic African rebels revolted against former President Omar al-Bashir’s Arab-dominated government. Bashir responded by arming local Arab militias, infamously known as the Janjaweed, who targeted non-Arab tribes accused of supporting the rebels
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