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‘Jihad’ threatened if U.N. force comes to Darfur

The U.N. Security Council found strong opposition to sending a U.N. force to replace African Union peacekeepers in conflict-wracked Darfur on Friday, with one tribal chief threatening a “jihad” if non-African troops come to this vast Muslim region. The council steered clear of the volatile camps surrounding the north Darfur town of El Fasher, where thousands of people who fled their homes have taken refuge. Security concerns were sparked by strong opposition to a Darfur peace agreement the government and the main rebel group signed May 5. Full Story

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