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Jihadists Kill 773 African Civilians
No fewer than 773 African Civilians were killed in a carnage allegedly carried out by the Jihadi group call Janjaweed, The PIJAlance learnt.
The massacre which, saw the light at the Geneina Area of West Darfur city in the part of the dar Masalit region, in Sudan, has an inclusion of teenagers within the age 10 to 16 years old.
According to a Foreign Policy Analyst, Walid Phares, in a X (formerly known as Twitter) post, reports received from West Darfur, on last Saturday, 773 African civilians including mostly teenagers, but women and elderly as well, have been massacred by the Jihadi #Janjaweed in the #Geneina area.”
Phares said, “reports talks (sic) about hundreds burned and many detained and brutalized on their way for exodus.”
Worthy of note, the Janjaweed are allies to a network of militias in the Middle East and North Africa that includes #Hamas and #Hezbollah. Voices from Darfur are urging the US and Europe, as well as the Arab League to intervene at once.
Janjaweed nomads were initially at odds with Darfur’s sedentary population due to competition over natural grazing grounds and farmland, a conflict exacerbated by dwindling rainfall and drought.
The Janjaweed were a major player in the Darfur conflict between 2003 and 2020, in opposition to the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army and the Justice and Equality Movement rebels. In 2013, the Rapid Support Forces grew out of the Janjaweed.