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2005-12-20 18:12:01

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States warned that Chadian rebel groups could launch new attacks against their government's forces across the Sudanese border after a clash on Sunday that the African country said killed hundreds. Scores of Chadian soldiers deserted their barracks in late September before regrouping near the border to stage attacks against the government. The government has accused Sudan of helping the deserters and also using them to fight Sudanese rebels in its...

2005-12-19 16:44:00

By Opheera McDoom EL-GENEINA, Sudan (Reuters) - Chad's army said on Monday its forces had killed about 300 rebels after they launched a failed offensive on a border town in one of the worst attacks in an escalating conflict. Chad's foreign minister said the troops then chased the rebels into Sudan and destroyed their bases across the border. Scores of Chadian soldiers deserted their barracks in late September before regrouping near the border to stage attacks against the government....

2005-12-19 15:49:18

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - About 300 rebels were killed and 100 wounded in eastern Chad in fighting on Sunday after rebels launched an attack on a town near the Sudanese border, the Chadian army said, raising the official death toll from 100. "In its flight the enemy abandoned 300 bodies and more than 100 injured," the army said in a statement. But the death toll could not be independently verified.

2005-12-19 15:03:49

By Opheera McDoom EL-GENEINA, Sudan (Reuters) - Chadian government forces crossed the border into Sudan after repulsing a rebel attack on a border town and destroyed several rebel bases on Sudanese territory, a minister said on Monday. Scores of Chadian soldiers deserted their barracks in late September before regrouping near the border, and the government has accused Sudan of using the deserters to fight rebels in Darfur and of backing Chadian rebel activities. Chadian army...

2005-12-19 13:03:48

By Opheera McDoom EL-GENEINA, Sudan (Reuters) - Chadian army deserters who launched a failed offensive on a border town have retreated into Sudan's remote west, Sudanese rebels said on Monday. Chad said its army was chasing down deserters they said launched an attack on the town of Adre on Sunday but were repulsed after heavy fighting claiming around 100 lives, and accused the Sudanese government of backing the attack. The clashes raised tensions in Sudan's Darfur where rebels have...

2005-12-19 11:57:04

EL-GENEINA, Sudan (Reuters) - Arab militias on camels and horses attacked a village in West Darfur on Monday, killing 12 people, rebels and government officials said. "The Janjaweed attacked this morning and killed 12 innocent civilians, including one man who was over 60-years old," said Hassan Khamis, a commander in the Darfur rebel National Movement for Reform and Development (NMRD). Janjaweed is the local name given to mostly Arab militias, mobilised by the government to fight...

2005-11-22 00:22:12

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned that Sudan's Darfur region was descending into complete lawlessness and called on the government and rebels to conclude peace talks by the end of the year. In his monthly report to the Security Council on Monday, Annan said violence, killing and rape had increased in Darfur in September and October. Civilians have been forced out of villages, in some cases for the second or third time. "The looming...

2005-11-16 12:35:18

By Opheera McDoom OTASH CAMP, Sudan (Reuters) - Adam Youssef fled his Darfur home after an attack by Arab militia, but aid agencies fear they won't have the cash to feed and shelter him as donors tire of funding a crisis entering its third year. More than 2 million Darfuris have been driven from their homes into camps since fighting erupted in Sudan's remote western region in early 2003, sparking a humanitarian crisis which at its peak claimed 10,000 lives every month. One of the...

2005-10-25 16:11:47

By Opheera McDoom NYALA, Sudan (Reuters) - Refugees released on Tuesday the last of the aid workers they had taken hostage in Darfur's largest camp, but police continued to detain one of their leaders, a U.N. spokesman said. Armed police had arrested a tribal leader on Sunday in Kalma camp outside Nyala in South Darfur state, prompting the camp residents to take up to 34 hostages to barter for his release, sources in the aid community said. The hostages were released gradually, with...

2005-10-25 11:25:03

NYALA, Sudan (Reuters) - Refugees took 34 aid workers hostage in Darfur's largest refugee camp on Tuesday, but later released all but five, U.N. officials and sources in the aid community said. The hostage takers were demanding the release of a local tribal leader in the restive Kalma camp who was arrested by the authorities on Sunday, they said. "We have been told that all but five Sudanese national NGO (non-governmental organization) workers have been released," U.N. spokesman...


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