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Fighting In Border State Displaces 60,000, Says U.N.

June 15 2011


The United Nations says as many as 60,000 people have fled fighting between northern and southern Sudanese troops in Southern Kordofan state, Bloomberg News reports.

Northern warplanes resumed airstrikes on Tuesday, dropping 11 bombs that killed at least 64 people, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Witnesses have reported house-to-house searches and executions by the northern army, according to New York-based Human Rights Watch.


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