Darfur Refugees Tell of Attack by Military
With violence still raging in Darfur’s 20-month conflict between African rebels and pro-government forces, aid workers and camp residents said they feared Tuesday’s pre-dawn assault was the beginning of a campaign to force displaced people back to villages where they could be vulnerable to further attack by Arab militias known as the Janjaweed.
| Jahi Chikwendiu The Washington Post|
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