Sudan Rebels Bomb Darfur Airport

Darfur Russian weapons
Bomber aircraft disguised as UN planes in Darfur

The Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) announced that it had bombed El-Fasher’s airport, capital of North Darfur, on Friday evening October 26.

Abdullah Mursal, spokesman of Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi, disclosed that heavy artillery and Katyusha rockets were fired at El-Fasher airport on Friday evening around ten o’clock. Different rebel movements, united in the SRF, took part in the attack, Mursal said.

The spokesman explained that the attack was aimed at destroying El-Fasher’s airport, in response to the government’s air strikes in the region. “We targeted the airport to stop the killings, destruction and displacement caused by Antonov and MiG planes and helicopters from El-Fasher airport”, he added.

British news agency Reuters reported on Sunday October 28 that UNAMID confirmed receiving reports about a bombing and subsequent attatc near to El-Fasher, which was said not to be unusual. UNAMID spokeswoman, Aicha Elbasri, said in an emailed statement to Reuters that no casualties were reported.

The Sudanese government has been accused of carrying out bombing campaigns against civilians using war planes painted to look like UN relief planes, China and Russia is also accused of selling arms to Sudan that is then used to Cary out massacres in Darfur and other regions of the country.