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Sudanese refugees flee killer militias

Sudanese militias on camels and horses are raiding refugee camps across the border in Chad in a spree of rape, murder and cattle-rustling which has forced thousands to flee. A show of force by the Chadian and Sudanese armies has failed to stop the marauders’ almost daily attacks across the 850-mile frontier, according to the UN refugee agency, which has relocated 10,000 people deeper into Chad. The militias were originally backed by the Sudanese authorities to counter rebels in the Darfur area of western Sudan, but in the past six weeks Khartoum had lost control of the gunmen, a western diplomat told the UN humanitarian information service, Irin. Full Story

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