Abbala-Beni Hussein clashes continue in North Darfur
Fighting between militants of the Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes continued for the second consecutive day on Thursday in North Darfur. Sources in the El Sareif Beni Hussein locality reported that the clashes have been taking place in Hijer Tigeiteeg and Um Madsees areas until Thursday evening.
There are no reports of deaths or injuries as a result of the fighting. Activists in the locality described the situation to Radio Dabanga as “tense”. Crowds from both parties are gathering in the region, they reported.
According to an activist, the nine farmers who were either slaughtered or shot dead in an attack by Abbala militants in Hijeir Tigeiteeg on Wednesday are: Mohamed Adam Abdel Rasul, Fadul Adam Abdel Rasul, Suleiman Adam Abdel Rasul, Deifalla Mousa, El Dom Salim Ismail, Yousif Zakaria Marji, Adoma Mohamed Fadul, and Salah Ali Abakar.
The Omda of the Rizeigat tribe in Kereinik area, Mohamed Hijer Yagoub, appealed to both tribes to refrain from war and listen to the voice of reason, and to the government to intervene and stop the bloodshed.
The fighting between the Abbala and Beni Hussein started on Monday, after a group of militant Abbala attacked farmers of the Beni Hussein tribe, east of El Sareif town.
File photo: People gathering in El Sareif Beni Hussein town following an attack by Abbala tribesmen on Beni Hussein members in June (by a Radio Dabanga correspondent)
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