User:Marquis de Montcalm/Sudanese Army says it killed 300 Darfur rebels in clashes
The Sudanese Army said it killed over 300 rebels in the Darfur region of the country, and lost 75 of its own in clashes during the past week. General Al-Tayeb al-Musbah Osman was quoted by the Sudanese media as saying the fighting was with the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM). He also said that the government's forces had destroyed Rebel vehicles in the fighting. The Sudanese Government also stated that they had captured 86 rebels of the JEM.
The Justice and Equality Movement denied the government's statements, saying that they had defeated the army, not the other way around. UNAMID said there had been fighting in the area, but it would not say the number of the casualties. The comes after the Government previously said it had killed hundreds of rebels, back in May of this year.
The Justice and Equality Movement is one of two movements to boycott peace talks with the government, in Doha, with the other being the Sudan Liberation Army.
The Darfur Region has been subject to violence for the past seven years, when the rebels began to fight the government - saying that the government was neglecting the western part of the country. The UN has said over 300,000 people have been killed, and 2.7 million people forced to relocate, the Sudanese Government claims the figure is 10,000 people killed. The Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashiri has been charged of genocide due to his handling of the situation in Darfur.
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