Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Attackers ambush UNAMID convoy

The attackers ambushed the UNAMID convoy at Um Hakibah in North Darfur State, southwest of the peacekeeping mission's headquarters in El Fasher, said the UNAMID official speaking on condition of anonymity. "One is confirmed dead and six are missing. The location of the incident is Um Hakibah, 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Shangil Tobayi," the official said. here

Saturday, July 5, 2008

JEM rebels shoot down MiG in May

On May 10, 2008, the Darfur Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) fighters mounted an assault on the Sudanese capital. During this action, a Sudanese Air Force MiG-29 was shot down by Darfur Justice and Equality Movement rebel forces with 12.7 mm and 14.5 mm heavy machine guns fire while it was attacking a convoy of vehicles in Khartoum suburb of Omdurman. The aircraft was piloted by a Russian mercenary. He was killed in action as his parachute did not open after ejecting. Regular Sudanese forces managed to repulse the attack and Sudan accused Chad of backing JEM in its attempt. [10] [11]

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Marabout in Kouno Chad

Security forces in Chad killed 12 followers of a Muslim spiritual leader who was threatening to launch a holy war from a southern village in defence of the Islamic faith. Two members of the security forces were also killed and seven other people were wounded when government forces clashed on Sunday with hundreds of supporters of the "marabout" or holy man at Kouno, 300 km (185 miles) southeast of N'Djamena Reuters