Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sudan: Hashaba area hit by aerial attacks

Radio Dabanga reports Hashaba area was hit by an aerial attack on Wednesday morning September 26, according to news reports from Kutum locality, North Darfur. The aerial attack was carried out by fighter helicopters and dense smoke could be seen rising from the town's market, witnesses told Radio Dabanga.
Other reports mention that several people were killed and injured by the attack. At the time of the attack, pro-government militias engaged in widespread looting in the region.

Fathi Osman Ahmed, official spokesperson of SLM-Abdullah Yahya, announced the death of 47 civilians, among them 11 women, and 38 injured civilians, as a result of the aerial attack on the market and its surrounding areas on Tuesday.

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