Clashes in Darfur claim lives.
The SLA (Sudanese Liberation Army) fought with the SAF (Sudanese Armed Forces) in a recent flare-up. The SLA appears to be the injured party in this skirmish. Over 27 have been killed along with 40 injured. Thousands have been displaced from their ancestral homes. The SAF affirmed the reports of fighting between the two belligerent groups but denied that it had used air force and military vehicles.
The violence has spread to the point where it is rife throughout Sudan. And as South Sudan prepares to secede from the North there are faint whisperings of another massive bloodshed. According to the UN until now at least 300,000 people have died in Darfur. The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for the Sudanese President, Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, who is an accomplice in the bloodbath.
Sudan is another area of genocide and tragedy on the world map. The civil war that has been raging is getting nowhere and for all purposes will end up in more casualties on both sides of the divide.