The Darfur Relief and Documentation Centre (DRDC) is deeply disturbed by the continued large-scale targeting of civilians in Darfur. On Thursday, 27 February and Friday, 28 February 2014, the Sudanese army and the Janjaweed militiamen launched a destructive military operation against the civilian population in southeast Nyala, capital of South Darfur State. Heavy military equipment, including military jets and artillery were reportedly used during this operation. The attackers burned down more than 50 villages, killed hundreds of civilians and forcibly displaced between 5,000 and 15,000 people. About 5,000 victims of this attack managed to reach internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the area such as Kalma camp near Nyala and El-Salam camp in Beilel Locality, while more than 10,000 civilians are currently living in the wilderness as they were prevented by the militiamen from reaching urban areas and IDP settlements. The areas that were affected by this attack are Hijer Tunjo, Um Gounja, Tani Deleiba, Tukumari, Himeida, Barka Tuli, Afouna and many other villages.
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|>>> Report of the African Union High Level Panel on Darfur, 29 Oct 2009
>>> Report of the Elders’ Mission to Sudan: Bringing Hope, Forging Peace, Nov 2007
>>> Report of the High Level Mission on the Situation of Human Rights in Darfur, March 2007
>>> Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur, Jan 2005, (English)
>>> Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur, Jan 2005, (Arabic)
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