posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 01:12 PM
The Sudanese government recently promised that local Arab fighters had been taken under control, sadly just the opposite was true. While villagers
who believed the government's claims returned to their homes, militants mounted on camels armed with guns swent through the ranks of returning
villagers and began to attack. The militants killed at least three people and some animals in the attack.
Scores of terrorised Sudanese refugees who believed Government promises that the local Janjaweed Arab fighters had been reined in have been attacked
just days after they returned home.
Mounted on camels and waving Kalashnikovs, marauding militiamen rode into the fields near Fasha, 30 kilometres north of the provincial capital Nyala,
on Thursday and hunted down black African peasant farmers planting sorghum.
The murderous raid, one of many in recent days across the desolate terrain of Darfur, made a mockery of Khartoum's claims that it is bowing to
international pressure to restore security to western Sudan.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Clearly Sudan is not under control of the situation in the Darfur region. It almost looks that international intervention will be imminent in the
area. As long as attacks like this continue, and the government there continues to make false claims, then innocent lives will be lost.
[edit on 8/8/2004 by lockheed]
[edit on 8-8-2004 by Valhall]