KHARTOUM, Sudan: The Sudanese government has begun a major offensive in North Darfur despite an agreement to restart a peace process and allow international peacekeeping troops into the region, Darfur rebels said Sunday.
It has been estimated that 200,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million have been forced from their homes in three-year of conflict. Rebels, mostly non-Arab, took up arms, accusing the government of marginalizing the remote western part of the country
The Sudanese Army and government-backed militias are committing acts of “inexplicable terror” against civilians, including children, in Darfur, Egeland said in an interview with The Associated Press reported from Khartoum.
“I saw a 2-year-old girl who was shot in the neck at point blank by a janjaweed,” Egeland said. “This is an act of terror.”