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Darfur Aid Groups Fear Fresh Violence, Move Staff

Aid agencies fearing an upsurge of fighting in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region have suspended operations and evacuated staff from the volatile Jebel Marra area in West Darfur state, U.N. officials said on Friday.Tensions have steadily escalated in the arid west of Africa’s largest country since African rebels took 18 Arab civilians hostage from a bus and ambushed a convoy transporting senior government officials through the region last month. There were unconfirmed reports that the hostages may have been released on Friday after several thousand Arab militiamen, known as Janjaweed, threatened an offensive against the rebels, the United Nations said.Full Story

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