Friday, April 04, 2014

Sudan: ‘Ethnic cleansing behind attacks on Darfur villages’: JEM

Source: Radio Dabanga
‘Ethnic cleansing behind attacks on Darfur villages’: JEM

DARFUR (3 Apr.) - The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) condemned the widespread acts of destruction by the Rapid Support Forces and other militia groups on villages in North and South Darfur, as well as the silence of the Um Jaras Forum’s participants concerning the attacks.

Ahmed Adam Bakhit, Deputy Head of JEM, told Radio Dabanga on Wednesday, “The Rapid Support militias have destroyed all ‘the arable and arid’ in areas southeast of Nyala in South Darfur, west of El Fasher, the north-western parts of Kutum, and west of Mellit in North Darfur. This policy of scorched earth and the systematic impoverishment of the people of Darfur can only be described as ethnic cleansing.”

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