UN demands immediate troop withdrawal from Abyei

UNMIS patrol of Abyei area in wake of clashes

UNMIS patrol of Abyei area in wake of clashes

The Government of Sudan has been told to halt all military operations and withdraw its troops from the disputed oil-rich region of Abiyei.

The United Nations Security Council said the taking over of Abyei by Sudanese government troops constituted a serious violation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

The CPA signed in 2005 ended two decades of civil war between the north and south of the country.

A spokesman for the UN Secretary-General said he was "deeply concerned for the safety of the civilian population of the area" who had been forcibly displaced due to the fighting.

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