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Sudan:Darfur rebels confirm leader’s death

Monday, December 26, 2011

Laaska news  Dec. 26, 2011

Sudan. Photo: EPA  

The most influential of the rebel groups operating in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, the Movement for Justice and Equality, has confirmed the official report about the death of its leader Halil Ibrahim in a raid by Sudanese air forces on a rebel camp.

The separatist rebellion has been raging since 2003, killing an estimated 100 thousand people. The figure came from the United Nations.



Rebel leader killed in Sudan

On Sunday in the State of North Darfur in Sudan fighting continued between government troops and rebels according to the authorities of the African country.

Minister Ali Abdullah Massara released a statement saying that the epicenter of the fighting is on the border between the states of North Darfur and North Kordofan.

Earlier on Sunday it had been reported that the Sudanese military had killed the leader of a major rebel group “the Movement for Justice and Equality” Khalil Ibrahim and another 30 militants.

Representative of the movement admitted that Ibrahim had been killed but said that it happened on Friday as a result of air strikes.


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