United Nations

14 July 2010 Security Update

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

14 July 2010 – In North Darfur, yesterday, Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) clashed with Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) fighters near the Adola Mountains and near Kuma, 110 km southwest and 80 km northwest of Um Kadada, respectively. The number of possible casualties has yet to be determined.

UNAMID is also currently investigating reports of similar fighting in Daba Tago, 20 km west of Mellit, North Darfur.

Meanwhile, UNAMID continues to face restrictions in its movements. In South Darfur, a UNAMID convoy conducting a routine patrol was denied access to Changi village, 20 km east of Nyala, by authorities for the second time in ten days with no reasons given. Flight restrictions on UN aircraft in South Darfur are still in place, limiting the efforts of many aid groups, which cannot travel by road due to security concerns and rain-damaged roads.

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