Massive tribal clashes took 24 lives

Around 24 people were killed in tribal clashes between Messiraya nomads from Sudan and residents of Aweil East Country of Northern Bahr-el-Ghazal State of South Sudan on 2 January 2022 in Sudan’s western Darfur region.

A spokesman for the General Coordination for Refugees and Displaced in Darfur, “Adam Regal”, said that the fight developed on the issue of financial dispute late on 1 January 2022 among the two people in the Krinding camp.

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According to the statement of the Information Minister, “William Anyuon Koul”, on 5 January in the morning, 15 more people were killed.

According to regal, Popular Defence Forces attacked the camp early on Sunday. They tortured and looted properties, in which 35 others were injured.

There was a hashtag trending on Twitter last Sunday, and that hashtag is #KrindingisBleeding. People used this hashtag to post footage showing the houses are burning and bodies wrapped in burial shrouds.

The camp is located 2.5 miles east of the regional capital of Geneva, and houses and people were forced to leave their homes during the conflict.

Al-Bashir’s government reacted with a campaign of aerial bombings, and raids have been done by the Popular Defence Forces, who were charged for mass killings and rapes. More than 300,000 were killed, and 2.7 million people were imposed to leave their homes.

He called the national government to resolve the crisis with the neighbouring authorities.

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However, efforts did not get successful.

Past attacks in Aweil have been associated with the war over the grazing land between the Sudanese Messiraya and the South Sudanese Aweil locals.

Due to the change of season in Sudan, Messiriya moved to Sudan’s Aweil and Abyei areas in search of water and field.

Several peace conferences between Dinka Malual and Messiraya were held in the past, but the resulting answer was peace, observing crime and paying blood compensation in murder.