UN says 80,000 have fled fighting in Darfur's Jebel Marra

June 14, 2016 11:47 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations says 80,000 people have fled a conflict that began in January in Darfur's Jebel Marra region, a stronghold of a Sudan Liberation Army faction which is one of the main rebel groups fighting Sudanese security forces.

U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that the U.N. humanitarian office has received reports of as many as 127,000 more people who have been displaced by fighting, particularly in central Darfur.

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