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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

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Reported by UN field workers

June 23 UN News: "UN field workers report fresh attacks by Janjaweed militias in Darfur. Arab Janjaweed militias continue to attack villages in the south of Sudan's Darfur region, burning and looting homes on Monday and reportedly killing six civilians, United Nations field workers say.

Staff from UN agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) operating in the region say nearby army and police did nothing to intervene during the attacks, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told a press briefing today. Mr. Eckhard said there have been reports of banditry and other acts of violence in the north and west of the vast Darfur region, and that concerns are mounting about the safety of aid workers."

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 6/23/2004
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