In response to yet another round of violence in South Darfur, a delegation was led by the deputy head of the sovereign council of Sudan to the city of Nyala on Thursday to assess the security situation.
The violence in Beleil, a region outside of Nyala, resulted in at least 10 fatalities, 25 injuries, and the burning of multiple communities, according to a statement released by the U.N earlier this week.
According to a U.N. statement, the most recent fighting caused the displacement of about 16,200 individuals, many of them were refugees who had fled the Darfur war in the early 2000s.
Representatives of the army, police, state intelligence, and signatories of a peace agreement between the government and rebel groups it had battled in the Darfur conflict made up General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo’s delegation.
According to the council statement, the expedition is comparable to the tour Dagalo took to West Darfur earlier this year.
The Nyala state authorities attributed the most recent skirmishes to a nomad attack, which it claimed led to more extensive combat. A state of emergency has been declared in the region, and joint troops consisting of army personnel and members of Dagalo’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have been dispatched.
As a result of the 2020 peace agreement that Dagalo assisted in brokering, observers claim that violence has increased in the fiercely armed region in recent years.
Separately, a group that advocates for internally displaced people reported that strikes in Central Darfur on Wednesday and Thursday resulted in at least eight fatalities and 11 injuries.
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