Peacekeeper dies in Sudan

17Mar09

President Omar al-Bashir had already expelled humanitarian aid groups from Darfur, in reaction to an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court charging him with war crimes and crimes against humanity, but now he’s allowing gunmen to engage U.N. and African Union peacekeepers in the city of Niyala, in the southern part of Darfur. A spokesperson for the peacekeeping operation has said 8 gunmen opened fire on the peacekeepers, who fired back in self-defense. One peacekeeper was shot and later died in the hospital.

Visit www.savedarfur.org to learn more about the worst humanitarian crisis in history.

Rest in peace.



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