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Darfur Rebels Use Human Shields

Sudan’s security chief said on Monday rebels in the western region of Darfur have drawn army fire and aerial bombardment on to Darfur villages by using them as cover and as bases for military operations. In a rare media interview, Salah Gosh told Reuters Sudan had indeed armed tribes and militias to fight the rebels in Darfur, but would not make the same mistake in the country’s east, where tensions are rising along the border with Eritrea. Attacks on villages by bomber planes, government soldiers or militias have helped drive more than 1.5 million people from their homes in Darfur, sparking international criticism against the government in Khartoum for not stopping the violence. Full Story

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