Fighting between forces loyal to Sudan’s rival generals on Friday rocked the western region of Darfur, witnesses said, on the fourth day of a fragile US- and Saudi-brokered ceasefire.
The one-week truce, the latest in a series of agreements that have all been systematically violated, was breached only minutes after it took effect on Monday night.
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There have since been further violations of the ceasefire, which is meant to allow for much-needed humanitarian aid to reach war-ravaged parts of the country, with the warring sides blaming each other.
In El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur, residents reported “battles with all types of weapons,” six weeks into a war between the regular army, led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
Since it erupted on April 15, the fighting has killed more than 1,800 people, according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project.
The United Nations says more than a million Sudanese have been displaced, in addition to 300,000 who have fled to neighboring countries.
Even before the conflict began, one-third of Sudan’s 45 million people faced famine, and about 25 million people were now in need of humanitarian aid, the UN said.
While the current ceasefire agreement has allowed for a lull in fighting, no humanitarian corridors have been opened to allow civilians to leave or aid to reach the affected areas.
The United States said on Thursday observers had detected the use of artillery, drones and military aircraft as well as fighting both in Khartoum and in Darfur.
“We retain our sanctions authority and if appropriate we will not hesitate to use that authority,” said US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller.
Conditions have been particularly alarming in Darfur, already ravaged by a conflict that erupted in 2003 and saw then president Omar al-Bashir unleash the feared Janjaweed militia to crush a rebellion among ethnic minority groups.
The RSF, which is led by Burhan’s former deputy Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, traces its origins to the Janjaweed.
Burhan and Daglo had in 2021 staged a coup that unseated a civilian transitional government but later fell out in a bitter power struggle.
Posted by: badanov ||
05/27/2023 00:00 ||
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The struggle in Darfur is not being covered in full. The Janjaweed noted in this article were used by Arab masters to cow Darfur's ethnic minorities. All appearances indicate that the rebels, led by a minority Zaghawa ethnic, are fighting Khartoum for preeminence in Darfur. Should they succeed there will either be greater autonomy in the region, or the very large provinces of North and South Darfur could exit the so-called Republic. The Nile River Arabs, who feel they own Sudan fear this event. First they lost South Sudan; next may be Darfur; should that happen there is the east and its ethnic minorities to worry about next.
I supported Colin Powell’s call to action against the Janjaweed. I also respect Manute Bol aka The Dinka Dunker. Now I find myself hesitant to support anything that I have not studied to the extent that I understand the aims of the evil globalist fascists. Back then, I was more of a typical American, ready to pick a side and start the ka-bar stabbing.
Currently, the cynical me supports the Arabs losing unless that loss results in a Hillary sponsored slave market where kids are sold to anyone especially Westerners. I look forward to the future where Hillary and her crowd are out of my calculus.
Posted by: Super Hose ||
05/27/2023 8:44 Comments ||
Tears of the Desert by Halima Bashir, a Darfur Zaghawa would perhaps change your mind.
I do not. I thought she was going to jail for the server. I had to scrap all my calculations once the FBI and DOJ proved to be completely corrupt. Now I can see that every judge and jury in DC, NYC and Arizona are worthless. I guess it is in God’s hands so I will stick with Jun 5th.
Posted by: Super Hose ||
05/27/2023 19:38 Comments ||
"Fighting rages in Sudan's Darfur on day 4 of truce"
A citizen was killed and another was wounded on Thursday by gunfire from tribal militants, east of the city of Ma’rib, which is under the control of the Saudi-led coalition factions.
Tribal sources stated that gunmen from “Al-Damashiqa” tribe opened fire at people from “Al Suba’yan” tribe, who were riding in a pick-up car at the backdrop of tribal feuds between the two tribes.
According to the sources, the confrontations broke out between members of the two tribes following the killing of a tribesman from Al Suba’yan tribe.
This came after clashes between the Saudi-backed “Al Fujeeh” tribes, and the UAE-backed “Al Munif” tribes at the beginning of this week in Wadi Abidah area, which left nearly 30 dead and wounded on both sides.
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[KavkazUzel] A court in Rostov-on-Don found Khabibulla Isaratov guilty of participating in the activities of a terrorist organization and sentenced him to 10.5 years in prison. According to the investigation and the court, while in Nalchik, Isaratov swore an oath to the leader of the Caucasus Emirate*.
Khabibulla Isaratov was found guilty of activities of a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation, the press service of the Southern District Military Court reported today.
"It was established that on March 21, 2022, in the city of Nalchik, he joined the banned terrorist organization" Emarat Kavkaz, recorded the process of taking the oath to its leader on camera and sent the recording via the Internet.
The court sentenced Isaratov to 10.5 years in a strict regime colony, the first two years and six months of his term he must serve in prison, according to a message on the Telegram channel of the Southern District Military Court.
The case went to court on September 30, 2022, 17 meetings were held, the verdict was delivered today, indicated in the case card on the court website.
As follows from the data in the list of extremists and terrorists on the Rosfinmonitoring website, Khabibulla Isaratov is from Orel, he is 19 years old.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 7, 2007, the President of the unrecognized Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (ChRI) Dokku Umarov announced the creation of the "Caucasus Emirate" in his address.
In June 2015, militants belonging to the structural subdivisions of the Caucasus Emirate* swore allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State* terrorist organization banned in Russia by a court, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to the Caucasian Knot material, Caucasus Emirate * . After the oath to the leader of the IS militants from the structural divisions of the "Caucasus Emirate"
A resident of the Malgobek district, suspected of terrorism and illegal arms trafficking, was detained by security forces, the Joint Group of Forces in the North Caucasus region reported.
Employees of the National Guard and the FSB department of Russia in Ingushetia detained a suspect in terrorist crimes, the press service of the Joint Group of Forces in the North Caucasus region reported.
A resident of Ingushetia, detained in the Malgobek District, is suspected of "committing a number of crimes," as well as illegal arms trafficking, the Ingushetia newspaper reported on May 25, citing the department.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that after the shelling of a traffic police post on the border of Ingushetia and North Ossetia on the night of March 28, six residents of Ingushetia were put on the wanted list. Later, two of them, Ramazan Eldiev and Movsar Kottoev, were found dead. In the Malgobek region, a counter-terrorist operation regime was introduced, but the wanted men managed to escape twice after skirmishes, and the security forces suffered losses both times.
On April 7, one of the wanted men, Amir Bokov, surrendered to the police, and the next day it became known that Mikail Moshkhoev had been detained. Amirkhan Gurazhev and Adam Ozdoev remained on the wanted list. On April 15, the head of Ingushetia reported that during the CTO, four alleged militants were killed and two were detained, without giving their names.
On April 12, Ramzan Kadyrov announced that Chechen security forces had detained a participant in armed attacks on security forces in Ingushetia in the village of Gvardeyskoye, Nadterechny District. According to sources in law enforcement agencies, the detainee is a resident of the village of Aki-Yurt, Malgobek district, Ramzan (according to other sources, Ramazan) Babuev, who helped those put on the wanted list to hide after the attack on the traffic police post.
On April 14, it became known that the Ingush security forces found a grenade from a resident of the village of Aki-Yurt, who is the cousin of Ramzan Babuev, who was detained in Chechnya. Another resident of the village found an explosive device. According to sources in law enforcement agencies, both men were detained .
On April 26, law enforcers reported on the detention of Askhab Batsiev, who is suspected of complicity with residents of Ingushetia, who were put on the wanted list for attacking law enforcement officers.
The losses of security forces during the battle in Zyazikov-Yurt, including three killed and eight wounded, became the largest number of casualties per day among security officials in Ingushetia after August 2012, follows from the chronicle of armed incidents in Ingushetia, which has been kept by the "Caucasian Knot" since 2006. Details of a series of incidents in March-April 2023 in Ingushetia are collected in the "Caucasian Knot" report " Activation of the armed underground in Ingushetia in the spring of 2023."
[NPASyria] The Ottoman Turkish-backed Military Police faction arrested on Wednesday three people in the town of Jindires in the countryside of Afrin region, northwestern Syria.
Local sources told North Press that members of the Military Police, a branch of the Ottoman Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA), arrested three people, including a woman, from the village of Kafr Dali Tahtani of Jindires district, and took them to an unknown destination.
The source added that the detainees are from one family, and they are Abdullah Haj Hannan, Mahmoud Abdel-Rahman Haj Hannan, and Nawal Khalil Haj Hannan, noting that the reason for the arrest is dealing with the former Autonomous Administration in Afrin.
The Monitoring and Documentation Department of North Press documented the arrest of the 96 people from Afrin and its countryside by Ottoman Turkish-backed factions during the first quarter of this year, and the fate of the detainees is still unknown until now.
In January 2018, Ottoman Turkish forces and Ottoman Turkish-backed armed opposition factions, aka Syrian National Army (SNA), launched the so-called "Olive Branch" military operation against Afrin region to push away the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) under the pretext of protecting "Ottoman Turkish national security".
The operation caused the displacement of about 300,000 of the original inhabitants of the Kurds of Afrin who have been taking shelter in 42 villages and five camps in Aleppo northern countryside, locally known as Shahba region, since then.
[NPASyria] On Thursday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced capturing two young men on espionage charges in the districts of Amuda and Darbasiyah in the western countryside of Qamishli, northeast Syria.
The SDF Media Center said in a statement that the SDF’s special units arrested two agents recruited by the Ottoman Turkish intelligence to identify locations of military centers and leaders, in addition to institutions of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).
It added that the arrestees are Elias Muhammad al-Rahil, born in Darbasiyah in 1997, and Hamid Khalil al-Ahmad, born in Kharazeh, Amuda, in 1998. They received cash in exchange for the information.
After interrogating them, the statement added, they admitted their involvement in handing information and coordinates of SDF sites in Tel Tamr, Zirgan, Amuda, and Darbasiyah.
They also admitted providing information about the movements of SDF leaders, including Rezan Gallo, co-chair of the Martyrs’ Families Foundation, a civil institution which cares for the families of those killed of SDF in the Ottoman Turkish attacks or in the fight against the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS).
The SDF noted that after concluding the investigations, both were handed over to judicial institutions.
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