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Demobilization of 1000 ex-combatants starts in West Darfur State

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Ginaina, April 25 (SUNA) - North Sudan Commission for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), Ginaina Office, has started the demobilization of 1000 combatants from the Armed Forces, Public Defense Forces and the movements signatories of the Darfur Peace Agreement.

The Acting Governor of West Darfur State, Abu Al-Gasim Al-Amin Baraka, and members of the Security Committee of the State were Monday briefed on the progress of work implemented by the DDR, United Nations, the African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Acting Governor of West Darfur State told the press that the DDR implementation comes as part of the Government's moral commitment toward the articles of Darfur Peace Agreement, stressing the importance of meeting the commitments made by the International Organizations.

He explained that the demobilization of the Ex-combatants affirms stability of the situations and subside of the armed movements.

Meanwhile, Mr. Christian Makila, from UNAMID, appreciated the step and stressed the need to solve all the issues pertinent to the security arrangements by virtue of deliberation and cooperation of all parties He further called for intensifying the media campaign to raise the public awareness with the DDR operations.

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