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Northern, Southern Leaders Agree To Pull Troops From Abyei

June 14 2011


The leaders of northern and southern Sudan have agreed to withdraw all their troops from the disputed town of Abyei, the BBC reports.

Northern troops seized the town last month, with many fleeing and fears rising over renewed conflict.

Northern President Omar al-Bashir and southern leader Salva Kiir have been meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Officials say the leaders agreed to allow Ethiopian troops under U.N. command to be deployed to Abyei, which will become a...

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