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JohnSJ

(92,055 posts)
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 11:40 AM Nov 2023

More than 800 Sudanese reportedly killed in an attack on a Darfur town, the UN says

"CAIRO — Fighters from a paramilitary force and their allied Arab militias rampaged through a town in Sudan's war-ravaged region of Darfur, reportedly killing more than 800 people in a multiday attack, doctors and the U.N. said.

The attack on Ardamata in West Darfur province earlier this month was the latest in a series of atrocities in Darfur that marked the monthslong war between the Sudanese military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, RSF.

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The Darfur Bar Association, an advocacy group, accused RSF fighters of committing "all types of serious violations against defenseless civilians" in Ardamata. It cited an attack on Nov. 6 during which the RSF killed more than 50 people including a tribal leader and his family.

The UNHCR said more than 800 people have been reportedly killed and 8,000 others fled to neighboring Chad. The agency, however, said the number of people who fled was likely to be an underestimate due to challenges registering new arrivals to Chad."

https://www.npr.org/2023/11/12/1212524625/more-than-800-sudanese-reportedly-killed-in-an-attack-on-a-darfur-town-the-un-sa

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More than 800 Sudanese reportedly killed in an attack on a Darfur town, the UN says (Original Post) JohnSJ Nov 2023 OP
Sorry your OP has sunk like a lead weight... WarGamer Nov 2023 #1
agree catsudon Nov 2023 #8
More "ethnic cleansing" Bettie Nov 2023 #2
This is what real genocide looks like. Beastly Boy Nov 2023 #3
Shouldn't there be mass protests at all the usual places? Swede Nov 2023 #9
But but but malaise Nov 2023 #4
K&R WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2023 #5
Where are all the people protesting this? mcar Nov 2023 #6
Huh wonder if the fact that we're not sending billions of dollars a year to the ones committing genocide has anything to WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2023 #7
This war by ORGANIZED RELIGION started 40 years ago. Bundbuster Nov 2023 #10

WarGamer

(12,316 posts)
1. Sorry your OP has sunk like a lead weight...
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 01:03 PM
Nov 2023

Unfortunately the victims in Darfur aren't pretty blonde Ukrainian women who an MSNBC reporter was brought to tears interviewing... then saying out loud, "They're just like us"

Or belong to one or more ethnic groups in the mid-east with strong "fan clubs".

So... crickets.

catsudon

(839 posts)
8. agree
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 02:58 PM
Nov 2023

china has enter the chat

china: hold my beer while we 're-educate' our 'chinese' people living in xinjang.

Bettie

(16,053 posts)
2. More "ethnic cleansing"
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 01:08 PM
Nov 2023

humans need to be better.

People killed who just want to live their lives, for the egos of arrogant madmen who want power.

It makes me sick. Everywhere it happens.

Beastly Boy

(9,225 posts)
3. This is what real genocide looks like.
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 01:12 PM
Nov 2023

Any self-appointed experts on genocide demonstrating?... Condemning?... Paying any attention?...

Swede

(33,198 posts)
9. Shouldn't there be mass protests at all the usual places?
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 02:59 PM
Nov 2023

Ivy League schools, Joe Bidens house, etc etc.

WhiskeyGrinder

(22,303 posts)
7. Huh wonder if the fact that we're not sending billions of dollars a year to the ones committing genocide has anything to
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 02:57 PM
Nov 2023

do with the lack of protests, probs just a coincidence

Bundbuster

(3,066 posts)
10. This war by ORGANIZED RELIGION started 40 years ago.
Sun Nov 12, 2023, 03:29 PM
Nov 2023

But in America -"Hey, it's only Africa, right?"

22 years ago I first photographed, then helped to settle these 7 refugees in America. They were the most worthy, valuable people I've ever encountered, to this day. All 7 finished high school, went to college, and became U.S. citizens. The plight of Sudanese victims is just as important and compelling as any other ethnic group under siege. Wake up, world.

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