Alarm bells going off this morning as the promises made in every single peace talk this month continue to unravel: the news wires in Cairo are claiming that the Sudanese government have bombed villages near Shangil Tobayi in North Darfur. The Sudanese army are returning the blame and accusing SLA rebels of attacks a bit further down the same stretch of road.
As usual, the finger-pointing from both sides is riddled with inaccuracies, misrepresentations and often outright lies. The word among the aid worker community is that armed government helicopters have definitely been breaking some no-fly zone rules over the past few days, but no one has actually gotten confirmation of bombed villages (at least yet). All is tense as we wait to get some reliable news and hope that the fighting won't produce too many civilian casualties this time.
Not that any of the signatories of this month's much heralded peace agreement share our worries, unfortunately...
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