Sunday, February 10, 2008

LRA on rampage, kill 136 in S. Sudan

Monitor Online "THE Cessation of Hostilities Team in the Juba Peace talks is investigating reports that the rebel Lords Resistance Army killed 136 people and looted property in last week's attacks in southern Sudan.
A Sudanese senior Intelligence official told the French News Agency, AFP, that the rebels have been on rampage in areas of Kajo-Keji, south Sudan. 'On February 4, the LRA killed 136 people in and around Kajo-Keji and looted their property,' Mr Michael Kuel, a military intelligence officer with the Joint Integrated Unit (JIU), told AFP. The JIUs were formed as part of the 2005 north-south peace agreement in Sudan.
They comprise equal numbers of members of the armed forces and former southern Sudanese rebels from the Sudan People's Liberation Movement. 'When the SPLM arrived there, these fighters fled. We are still pursuing them,' Mr Kuel said."