The Sudanese News Agency (SUNA) quoted the government of South Darfur state as saying that 36 people, including a soldier in the army, were killed, and 32 others were wounded in clashes between the Falata and Ta’isha tribes in the Mandowa region.
The governor of South Darfur, Musa Mahdi, said that the joint forces that pushed the state were able to separate the warring tribes so that the area regained its calm.
Yesterday, Sunday, local media quoted leaders in the city of Am Dafouk as saying that there are no clear reasons for the fighting between the two tribes other than the ongoing conflict between them.
The security situation in Darfur has deteriorated over the past months, despite the signing of a peace agreement between the transitional authorities and some rebel groups late last year.
A joint peacekeeping force from the United Nations and the African Union stopped patrolling on January 1, before its withdrawal, and Sudanese forces pledged to secure Darfur in its place.
On January 22, the United Nations reported that at least 200 people were killed, 240 wounded, and about 116,000 were displaced as a result of the tribal clashes that took place during the same month in El Geneina, West Darfur, and Gereida, South Darfur.
Bringing security and achieving stability is one of the most prominent files on the table of Abdullah Hamdok’s government, during a transitional period that began on August 21, 2019 and will last for 53 months, ending with holding elections in early 2024, during which power is shared by the army and the Alliance of Forces of Freedom and Change.