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Darfur Rebels Free 36 From African Union

Rebels have freed 36 members of an African Union team, including an American monitor, who were kidnapped in Sudan’s western Darfur region, an AU spokesman said Monday as international envoys warned the region was again sliding into violence. Two members of the team, its Senegalese leader and a translator were still being held, and an AU military high commander has gone to the Tine region near the border with Chad to negotiate their release, said Noureddine Mezni, spokesman for the African Union in Khartoum. The 36 were set free late Sunday, he said in an e-mail statement that gave no details on where the detainees were released. Full Story

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