Posted by: africanpressorganization | 28 January 2009

Darfur / Security situation in the area remains tense.

 

 


 

 

 

Darfur / Security situation in the area remains tense.

 

 

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, January 28, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

 

 

The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reports that the security situation in the area remains tense.

 

Ground and aerial bombings by the Government continued this morning approximately 9 kilometres from El Fasher, North Darfur, in an attempt to clear the area of armed movements who had advanced towards the outskirts of the city yesterday, our mission reports.  There have been no reports of civilian deaths or casualties.  El Fasher airport has opened, but the movement of personnel remains restricted.

 

UNAMID also reports that fighting between the Government and the Justice and Equality Movement also continued in Muhajeriya, South Darfur, resulting in approximately 3,000 people gathering around the UNAMID camp seeking shelter and protection.  Three civilians were reportedly injured and are currently receiving treatment at an MSF hospital. 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


 


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