Sudan deploys army to South Darfur over deadly tribal clashes

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Sudanese authorities have announced the deployment of a giant army contingent to South Darfur, following tribal clashes that left 15 individuals lifeless.

A verbal altercation between members of the Massalit and Falata tribes in the city of Gereida over a water supply, degenerated into gun battles, ensuing in the dying of 13 Massalit members and two from the Falata tribe.

Governor of South Darfur state, Musa Mahdi on Sunday introduced the deployment of army forces to apprehend these concerned in the clashes and acquire weapons, the official Suna company reviews.

The incident left 34 others injured. Within the final couple of years, the region of Gereida has seen bloody incidents between the 2 tribes, leading to several deaths and accidents.

This incident is the primary since a reconciliation meeting in October.

It comes days before the top of the joint UN/AU peace mission to the Darfur area of Sudan on December 31, as demanded by Khartoum.

This peace mission nonetheless has almost 8,000 army, police and civilians within the vast area of western Sudan.

Incidents proceed to happen repeatedly in Darfur, the place a warfare that began in 2003 between pro-government forces and minority insurgents killed about 300,000 individuals and displaced greater than 2.5 million, in response to the UN.

Violence has subsided considerably in recent times, excluding occasional clashes over land and water between nomadic Arab tribes and farmers from African tribes.

On Wednesday, the Sudanese Overseas Ministry stated the transitional government was persevering with "its efforts to consolidate the foundations of tribal reconciliation and lay the foundations for transitional justice and the rule of regulation".

The Sudanese transitional authorities is the result of an settlement between the army that succeeded Omar al-Bashir, after his fall in April 2019 following road protests.