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Khartoum Decides To Retain Police In Disputed Abyei Region

June 01 2012


The Sudanese government says it will keep its police forces in the disputed Abyei region near South Sudan, reports Reuters.

The oil-rich region has been fought over by Sudan and South Sudan since the latter gained independence last year.

The U.N. has called for troops to leave the area.

A force of 169 armed Sudanese policemen will remain until a planned joint police force is formed, said a Sudanese army spokesman on Thursday.

The police will also protect an oil field in...

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