Sudan doctors: 24 children, 9 women killed in Darfur clashes

Source: ABC News

“A Sudanese doctor’s union said Thursday that 24 children and nine women were among dozens killed in tribal clashes over the weekend between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s western Darfur region. The Sudan’s Doctors Committee also said that 23 elderly and 144 men were also killed. … The committee, an independent doctors association, said that the actual death toll may be higher, as the count does not include casualties that were not subjected to autopsy or were not even reported. The fighting, some of the deadliest in the region in recent years, grew out of the killing of two Arab herdsmen last Thursday just outside Kreinik, 80 kilometers (around 50 miles) east of Genena, the provincial capital of West Darfur. Large numbers of Arab militias, known as janjaweed, then reportedly stormed the town in retaliation early Sunday with heavy weapons.” (04/28/22)