Sudan accuses Chad of Darfur air raids

The madness is worldwide. Amazing that the human race made it this far considering the stupidity of the species… TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press

Thu Jul 16, 5:46 pm ET

KHARTOUM (AFP) – Sudan accused Chad on Thursday of launching air raids on its western region of Darfur, an area believed to be the base of Chadian opposition rebels, state media reported.

The Sudan Media Center website, which is considered close to the intelligence services, reported that two Chadian planes had raided the Umm Dukhun area of Western Darfur on Thursday.

The website, quoting senior military officials, said there were no causalities but that the Sudanese army was on “standby” and waiting for “the green light for retaliation”.

The report was not possible to verify independently.

In May, Chadian insurgents coming from Sudan launched an offensive against Ndjamena but Chad’s army forced them back to west Sudan, where they are based.

Meanwhile the Chadian rebel Union of Forces of Resistance (UFR) claimed the Chadian air force attacked two villages in the southeastern Chadian region of Tissi on Thursday morning, across the border from Western Darfur.

“This attack has caused killing of many civilians and resulted in the wounding of many others,” said the statement, issued in the Sudanese capital Khartoum where the group has representatives.

The reported attack was not possible to independently confirm, but rebels claimed some 50 had been killed some 100 wounded.

“The wounded civilians were brought to UFR camps and are undergoing medical treatment,” the statement added, from UFR secretary Adoum Yacoub Kougou.

Chad has accused Sudan of supporting rebels seeking to oust President Idriss Deby Itno, while Khartoum has charged Ndjamena with backing ethnic minority rebels in Darfur.

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