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Russian Chopper held in Sudan

Sudan’s Foreign Minister Mustafa Ismail has said authorities were holding a Russian Mi-26 helicopter which was ordered to land on Sudanese territory after its itinerary triggered suspicions. Earlier, a Russian news agency said the massive helicopter and its 13-member crew, which were captured on Thursday, were heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo on a UN mission. On Saturday, an independent Sudan media agency, said authorities suspected the helicopter was transporting arms for the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), rebels from Sudan’s Darfur region who since February have clashed with government troops. Full Story

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