Dozens dead in Darfur tribal clashes

Darfur tribal clashesFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – SCORES of civilians have been killed in a series of tribal clashes in the restive Darfur despite a ceasefire put in place to end hostilities in the region west of Sudan.
Since the beginning of the year, at least 45 people have lost their lives in the conflicts and intercommunal violence.
In Central Darfur, a series of fights between the Fur and Misseriya tribes in Mukjar, originating in an interpersonal dispute at the local market, resulted in the deaths of three Fur natives.
To the west, the Awlad Zaid subclan of the Northern Rezeigat clashed with Massalit farmers in El Geneina over livestock disputes, and six Massalit were killed.
In the vicinity of Sileah, a group of Rezeigat have ambushed Zaghawa tribesmen over allegations of theft, despite an agreement on the cessation of hostilities reached in December 2016.
Two Zaghawa and two Rezeigat have been killed.
Joint forces of the Sudan and Chad have deployed to contain the situation as the two sides continue mobilizing.
In East Darfur, the Rezeigat and Ma’alia tribes have clashed over allegations of cattle theft resulting in the death of 17 Berti and three Ma’alia.
South Darfur is also embroiled in clashes triggered by the Awlad Rashid subclan of the Ta’aisha tribe destroying farms belonging to the Berno community in the area east of Rehade El Berdit, leaving eight Berno and an Awlad Rashid dead.
A ceasefire reached in December has been extended to June.
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