Senior Rebel: Sudan Government attack kills up to 300; tens of thousands displaced
Up to 300 people have been killed and up to 100,000 people displaced during an attack by government forces and allied militia on an oil-rich county in south Sudan, a high-ranking rebel official told AFP on Tuesday.
"Our forces on the ground estimate something between 200 and 300 were killed by helicopter gun-ships, ground forces, horsemen and militia," during a three-day attack that began Friday on the county of Mayom, in Western Upper Nile, said Michael Chang.
Chang is the region's coordinator of the Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Association, the humanitarian arm of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army. He added that most of Mayom's entire population, estimated to number between 80,000 and 100,000, had fled to neighboring counties. (Albawaba.com)
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