Darfur Refugees Report New Spate of Ethnic-driven Killings
The Rapid Support Forces have taken over Darfur's main army base
People fleeing to Chad have reported a new surge in ethnically-driven killings in Sudan's West Darfur as the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) took over the main army base in the state capital El Geneina.
On Tuesday, a Reuters reporter saw a trail of men crossing from Darfur into Chad at Adre, about 27 km (17 miles) west of El Geneina. Three of those who fled said they had witnessed killings by Arab militias and RSF forces targeting the Masalit ethnic group in Ardamata, an outlying district in El Geneina that is home to the army base and to a camp for internally displaced people (IDP).
The RSF did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Reuters was not able to independently verify the accounts of what took place.
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