At least 11 Were killed and 18 Wounded by the Janjaweed Militia in South Darfur, western Sudan:

On December 23, 2022, armed militias affiliated with the Rapid Support Forces, driving military four-wheel-drive vehicles (land cruisers) and motorcycles wearing the uniforms of the Rapid Support Forces, Villages surrounding South Darfur state were attacked : (Amouri, Takla, Kebuqi, Arba’a Gemmayzeh, Humaydah, Kadret Shatti Qashtir, Kerry, Qalqali, Doka, Singo, Umm Trina, Ashma, and Kemski) In Amuri and the neighboring villages, they burned and looted homes and properties, killing and injuring dozens of innocent civilians. See the video in this link.

As DNMD monitors gather us, the details of the attack resulted in the killing of (11), and (18) innocent Civilians were wounded, while several other civilians were burned inside their homes. In addition, these villages were wholly burnt and looted, women were raped, many children and women had disappeared, and civilians were forcibly confined to camps ( Klama camp, Dreage, and Attash camps) in south Darfur nyala. See the video in this link

Background of the Attack

The reason for the random attacks on civilians by the Janjaweed militia dates back to Wednesday evening, December 21, 2022, when an armed group on camels back attacked a group of young men from the village of Amuri on their way back from Abu-Azam market, firing at them with a hail of bullets. A young man named Jalal Hussein was killed immediately, and others were injured.

Several civilians arrived at the accident scene to transport the dead body, and others followed the perpetrators until they arrived at the perpetrator’s place. Violent clashes took place between them, and by carrying out a series of armed attacks, which led to the killing of large numbers of citizens in the villages of voluntary return, including al-Sambi, the chief of Damalj, the mayors of the Dajo pan, “Arbab Abkar Mohammed, 63 years old,” and the injury of others, some of them serious, and the loss of large numbers, including children, who could not be traced. Because of the spread of the violence of the armed militias and the government’s reluctance to intervene.

The mayors and the native administration of the Dajo tribe said, “We informed the government of South Darfur previously, and it is aware of all these events about gatherings of armed militias from the Rizeigat tribe inside the Dajo areas, threatening security and stability of the area, because of our targeting that we have returned voluntarily to the areas of origin to plant in this agricultural season.” And we informed the state government of this threat in the Al-Baleel locality, but it did not take any forceful action to secure the agricultural season.

Preliminary statistics indicate that the number of families displaced so far to the city of Nyala (Otash and Dreij camps) has reached more than (10,832) families. In Bileel locality and the center of Klama, there are more than 16,900 families, newly displaced people who have not been counted, who have sought IDPs in Damma, Fasha, and the locality of Natika. Their statistics still need to be released.

DNMD, an interview, and an investigation with the victims and eyewitnesses confirmed that the Rapid Support Forces and an armed militia practiced the most heinous attacks on innocent civilians and forcibly relocated them to the displaced camps again. You can see this link

From the humanitarian point of view, the locality of Bileeil in South Darfur indicates the problematic humanitarian conditions of the new arrival IDPs now in the open in need of shelter materials and food, non-food from all international, regional, and national organizations to intervene for protection, The initial outcome of their killers. We should stop shutting our eyes to the widespread of destroyed of citizen homelands in the conflict.

In contrast, international law outlaws all forms of random housing destruction, deportation, displacement, and forced eviction; We noted a continuity of gross violations of the human rights of civilians housing in times of conflict. Gross violations of the right to adequate housing must be investigated and prosecuted like any crime against humanity currently recognized under international law.

Names of killing:

Arbab Abkar Mohammed, 63 years old, is the head of Damalj and the mayor of Dago General
The light of the house, Ahmed Bakhit, 72 years old
Suleiman Hassan Ahmed, 75 years old
Abdul Hameed Hamed Abdel Aziz, 55 years old
Mohammed Abdullah Adam, 55 years old
The child Abkar Ahmed Mousa, 11 years old (burned inside the house)
Othman Dawood Mohammed, 54 years old
Mohammed Khamis Osman Mohammed, 59 years old
Jalal Hussein, 20 years old
As the name of the wounded:

Shmo Ibrahim Khamis
Alfadil Hasan Hasabo
Mohamadin Abkar Idris
Ali Abdullah Ibrahim,
Musa Abdullah Ramadan
Adam Isaac
Al Fadil Abaker
Munir Mohammed Adam
Abdullah Adam Ali
Nizar Musa Ali
Abdullah Adam Abdullah
Ibrahim Mostafati Adam
Osman Dawood Mohammed
Musa Ahmed Mohammed
Al-Samani Saleh Khamis (battered and burned with fire)
Mohammed Abdullah Suleiman (burnt with fire),
Fatima Hassan Abdul Karim, nine years old
Mohammed Khamis
DNMD condemns in the strongest terms and expressions the assault on civilians, the burning of villages, and the arbitrary killing,

DNMD call upon:

It holds the state government in South Darfur, Nyala, responsible for the gross violations of human rights, the propagation of weapons, and the absence of the rule of law,
The government of Sudan is responsible for attacking, burning villages, and shelling civilian targets, razing entire cities and towns, displacing millions into homelessness of civilians,
We call on the international and regional community and our partners to take alternative measures and intervene to investigate the crimes of killing and burning innocent civilian villages to stop the use of unjustified human rights violations against innocent civilians in the Darfur region.
For more information, contact Mohammed Hassan, Executive Director, DNMD, at email: hassan.m@darfurmonitors.org and on Tel: (+256)752792112 (+249)924638036.

More information is available from Mohammed Hassan, Executive Director, DNHR.

Email: hassan.m@dnhr.org

Phone: (+256)752792112 or (+249)924638036

P.O. Box: 144218