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African Union says Sudan bombs Darfur rebel areas

Sudan has bombed Darfur rebel areas, a day after African Union officials visited the insurgents and secured their commitment to a ceasefire, an AU statement said on Sunday. Luke Aprezi commands a 7,000-strong African Union force in Darfur which, hampered by lack of equipment and funds, has struggled to stem the violence in remote west Sudan. “For the first time I visited them (rebels) in the field in Um Rai (North Darfur) … and I was able to get a ceasefire commitment from them,” Aprezi told Reuters. The meeting was held two days ago and he notified the government of it, he said. “Unfortunately (Sudan’s army) went and bombed the area and it looks like I led them to the area to get bombed,” he said. Full Story

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