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Darfur rebel group threatens to quit peace talks, alleging government attacks

The main rebel movement in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region threatened to quit peace talks with the government, alleging fresh attacks on its positions. It was the latest setback in the effort to bring calm to a region where a civil war has sparked one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Tens of thousands of people have been killed – many from hunger and disease that have taken hold amid the chaos – and more than two million others have been displaced from their homes since fighting broke out more than two years ago. Mahgoub Hussein, spokesman for the Sudanese Liberation Army, said Wednesday that ground attacks that morning by Sudanese troops backed by allied militia forces targeted its strongholds at Manywashi in the west of Darfur and Teioshya in the east. Full Story

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