UN urges Sudanese army and rebels to stop fighting in DarfurListen /
The Joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is calling on the Sudanese Armed Forces and an armed group in North Darfur to stop fighting.
According to UNAMID, there has been an escalation of armed confrontations near Shangil Tobaya in the region.
UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky says UNAMID is gravely concerned about the escalating violence in North Darfur.
"The Mission says that fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and an armed group on Friday near Shangil Tobaya, in North Darfur, is part of a larger pattern of conflict in the area in recent months. The Mission urges all side to cease hostilities immediately, respect international human rights and humanitarian law, and engage fully in the peaceful settlement of the Darfur conflict." (Duration: 23")
UNAMID says that following fresh clashes last Friday it was requested to airlift some injured combatants to El Fasher for further treatment.
It says that in the past it has provided such medical assistance to wounded combatants from both sides in accordance with the principles of neutrality and impartiality.