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Sudan troops attacked despite peace deal: Darfur rebel boss

After becoming the only rebel group to have signed a peace deal with the Sudanese government, Liberation and Justice Movement was allegedly attacked by the Sudanese army

AFP , Thursday 6 Dec 2012
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The only rebel group to have signed a peace deal with the Sudanese government on Thursday accused the army of a deadly attack which authorities then lied about.

"Yesterday, Liberation and Justice Movement forces came under attack from SAF (Sudanese Armed Forces) near El Fasher," LJM chief Eltigani Seisi said in a statement to reporters.

"Two of our troops were martyred and three were detained."

International peacekeepers in Darfur had warned in October that implementation of the 2011 peace deal between LJM and the government had hit a deadlock, though this is the first clash reported this year between the SAF and LJM.

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