July 3, 2006
Darfur rebel alliance declares truce over
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A new alliance of Darfur rebel
commanders and political parties have attacked a town on the
road to the capital Khartoum, declaring a 27-month-old truce
dead, rebels and officials said on Monday.
One of three rebel factions signed an African
Union-mediated peace deal in May but since then new alliances
have been formed among those who reject the deal, saying it
does not meet their basic demands.
attacked a town in North Kordofan called Hamrat al-Sheikh,"
said a spokesman for the Sudan armed forces. "Sudanese planes
have been deployed and the aggression is continuing," he added.