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JUBA, Sudan – Northern Sudanese troops appeared to have seized the contested town of Abyei on Saturday night, a U.N. spokeswoman said, increasing fears of conflict as the country's south prepares to become the world's newest country.
U.N. officials have seen 15 tanks belonging to the northern army in parts of the town, where earlier mortars slammed against a United Nations base, Hua Jiang said. One of those mortar rounds exploded, but there were no casualties among U.N. personnel, she said.
On Saturday, the United States condemned the offensive near Abyei.
While the U.S. said it deplored Thursday's attack by southern forces on a U.N. convoy, it called the north's response "disproportionate and irresponsible."
Originally posted by buni11687
My opinion - Pull out the UN troops and let them fight it out.edit on 22-5-2011 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)