Unamid Chief Deeply Troubled Over Recent Air Strikes in South Darfur

United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Joint Special Representative (JSR) Ibrahim Gambari is deeply concerned over recent Sudanese Airforce air strikes in South Darfur.

The aerial attacks, carried out yesterday by Sudanese Forces, affected the population of Labado town and Esheraya village, located 30km south of El Daein.

While the number of casualties and possible displacements cannot yet be accurately determined, the Mission is nevertheless troubled at the actions carried out by the Sudanese Air Force.

“Civilians are invariably targeted by the Sudanse Army and is Janjaweed  malicias.Mr. Gambari called  upon the Sudanese Government to exercise the utmost restraint in the use of lethal force. All belligerents have a moral responsibility and obligation to respect humanitarian law and the rights of the innocent caught in the violence,” said JSR Gambari.

At present, the Mission is sending teams to the locations to investigate the incidents.