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'Attacks in North Darfur’s El Fasher displaced 27,751': MP

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The paramilitary Rapid Support Forces’ (RSF) widespread attacks on rural areas in El Fasher locality, North Darfur, last month, caused the displacement of 27,751 people.

Yousif Mahmoud El Tayeb, member of the North Darfur State parliament and head of the Truth for Darfur group, stated in a press conference in Khartoum on Thursday that the attacks by the RSF, commanded by the Sudanese security apparatus, displaced 27,751 people from the rural areas around El Fasher city.

“The humanitarian and security situation caused by the recent militia attacks in North Darfur requires an immediate and unconditional cease-fire between the warring parties, for the sake of the delivery or relief to the victims,” he urged.

The chairman of the High Committee for the Relief of the Victims of El Fasher’s Rural Areas, Musa Zakaria Mohamed, added that 22 villages burned to ashes, and 2,033 houses were destroyed in the attacks.

The losses are estimated at more than SDG124 million ($21,550,000), Mohamed reported.

He demanded from the government to “control these outlaws, and bring them to justice”.