Posted by: africanpressorganization | 4 March 2009

Darfur / Security situation relatively calm.



Darfur / Security situation relatively calm. 


EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, March 4, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general



Turning to Darfur, the security situation in Darfur has been reported to be relatively calm.  Forces of the African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) are conducting their normal activities, including robust patrolling, and they are closely monitoring the situation throughout the region.


Ninety-three members of the Egyptian infantry battalion arrived in El Fasher today, as was planned and reported yesterday.


Further to yesterday’s report about a shooting incident at the Manawashi market in El Fasher, North Darfur, UNAMID was advised that a group of militiamen were firing in the market and had attempted to loot shops, allegedly due to their discontent with not having received salaries.  One person was killed and six wounded in the incident.


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


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