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‘Dozens of UN troops seized’ in Darfur

JEM spokesman says peacekeepers “entered our territory without permission”, accompanied by Sudanese security personnel.

AlJazerra February 20, 2012

A major anti-government group in Sudan’s Darfur region has said it is holding at least 49 international UN peacekeepers, mainly from Senegal.

A spokesman for the group, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), made the announcement on Monday.

“We are holding the UNAMID soldiers because they entered our territory without permission and because they were accompanied by three Sudanese we suspect work for the security services,” the spokesman said.

February 20, 2012 Posted by | Africa, Sudan, United Nations | , , , , | Leave a comment