Sudan continues civilian attacks

Even as relief organizations attempt to aid refugees in the devastated Darfur region, a recent report claims that the Sudan Liberation Army has fractured and the government is again supporting attacks. Minni Arcua Minnawi, leader of the SLA and signer of a May cease-fire agreement, has come into conflict with these new SLA groups, and has allegedly carried out attacks on at least two of them.

The Sudanese government is using white helicopters, the kind used by African Union and UN peacekeepers, to aid in the attacks against the splinter groups. This infighting has led to the murder, rape, and displacement of some 8,000 civilians, and reports continue to stream out that aid workers are being attacked “on an almost daily basis.”

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