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Two killed in North Darfur bombing

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A minor and a man were killed in an aerial bombardment in Tawila locality, North Darfur, on Thursday night. The Governor announced that the fighting has ended and requested displaced people from Jebel Marra to return to their homes.

A relative of one of the victims said that the Sudanese Air Force dropped three barrel bombs on Surri, west of Khazain Tunjur in the area popularly known as East Jebel Marra, today at 1 am. 17-year-old Busaina Hamid Salih and 35-year-old Ismail Saleh Omar were killed on the spot.

The bombardment coincided with a visit of North Darfur Governor Abdelwahid Yousif and chairman of the Darfur Regional Authority, El Tijani Sese, in Tawila on Friday. Both held a speech during a public rally, announcing that the military offensive against the rebels has ended and calling on the displaced people from Jebel Marra to voluntarily return to their homes.

A bombardment near Deribat, East Jebel Marra, today did not result in any casualties. A listener in the former touristic village of Soni reported that an Antonov dropped seven bombs. The explosion damaged a guest house and led to the spreading of fire in the area.

The attack led to fear among the residents, the listener said.