Arabization proceeds apace
USA US: Sudan Government Involved in Recent Attacks on Darfur Civilians
04 Sep 2004, 12:41 UTC
The United States says recent violence in Sudan’s Darfur region provides evidence that the Arab-led Khartoum government is involved in direct attacks on black citizens there.
State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Friday reports from various sources show that the Sudanese government and Janjaweed militias have continued their attacks in Darfur.
Secretary of State Colin Powell will testify before a Senate panel next week to provide preliminary results of a U.S. probe into whether genocide was being committed in Darfur.
Thursday, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Danforth called for an African peacekeeping force in Darfur to protect civilians.
Eighteen months of violence in Darfur has killed more than 30,000 people and forced more than one million others from their homes.
Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP.