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Sudan Says to Withdraw Antonov Planes in Darfur

Sudan said on Saturday it would remove all its Antonov planes and would not use them at all in its troubled Darfur region, where it has been accused of using the aircraft to bomb villages. “We are not going to use Antonov aircraft at all anymore,” Interior Minister Abdel Rahim Hussein told Reuters during a trip to the remote west on Saturday. “We are not going to use them at all not for anything,” he said. The governor of North Darfur state, Osman Kedir, said all the aircraft had been withdrawn from the region which is the size of France. “They have been withdrawn. All of them and they will not return — from all of Darfur,” he said. Full Story

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