Bloody day in Sudan's Jonglei, U.N. chief condemns violence.By Philip Thon Aleu August 4, 2009 (BOR BOR Borough
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BOR Beats of Rage (video game) TOWN) -- An unknown number of armed tribesmen from the Murle ethnic group raided a Lou Nuer village near Okobo country in Jonglei state over the weekend killing over 180 people and injuring some 31 others.
A Murle gunman moves with his rifle in a village. (Photo Source: Bor Globe)
The dawn raid Dawn Raid
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SPLA Southern Private Landlords Association (UK) soldiers are among the dead in Akobo. "Of the 29 wounded, 3 are SPLA and the rest are civilians," he said. "Dozens of children and women are still missing and most are believed to be either killed or abducted abducted Distal angulation of an extremity away from the midline of the body in a transverse plane and away from a sagittal plane passing through the proximal aspect of the foot or part, or away from some other specified reference point -- by the attackers," he said adding that a "thorough" search by local authorities is underway, he added. This evening, the commissioner revised his figures saying that the death toll has reached 185 with some 31 people injured. He further said that reports are still arriving. Clashes between Murle and Nuer ethnic groups have become recurring this year. The UN mission in Sudan (UNMIS UNMIS United Nations Mission in Sudan ) last May deployed 120 military personnel in Akobo and Pibor to help Jonglei authorities to stabilize the situation. The UN forces pulled out last week "failing short to making meaningful impact" there, the County leader said. SPLA has too, failed to control the situation. Akobo Commissioner Jooyul called for the "immediate disarmament" of all communities in Jonglei "and particularly the Murle before next dry season in order to save lives." "The people of Akobo are trying to survive by all means," the commissioner said. He complained that the food airlifted to Akobo by UN is insufficient and a fight for living in that "hostile environment See: operational environment. " proved dangerous, the commissioner added. The County leader calls for humanitarian assistance "without hindrance as the only viable solution to Akobo misery." Earlier this year following the February and April violence outbreaks, some South Sudan officials claimed that the ruling National Congress Party (NCP (1) (Network Control Program) See SNA and network control program.
(2) (NetWare Core Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in a NetWare network. ) is behind the increasing of tribal fighting. Some have also accused the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF SAF Safety
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SAF Store And Forward ) of supplying weapons to the heavily armed Murle. However, UNMIS Coordinator for Southern Sudan Southern Sudan is a region of Sudan, comprising ten of that country's provinces. The Sudanese government agreed to give autonomy to the region in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement , David Gressly, last July stressed that cattle rustling, that he described as "traditional activity" in southern Sudan, could cause similar kinds of violence. He also said the increasing violence in the region can be explained by the "lack of institutions of police, of courts, prisons, etc. and of the rule of law." "It is also due to a lack of infrastructure" he further added. SHOOTING IN BOR TOWN Akobo's incident collided with Bor Town shooting where a mother was killed and her surviving 2 children abducted. In addition, two other children were abducted on Monday in Hai Machuor, a Bor town suburb near John Garang Institute where Sunday's raiding occurred. The attackers, for both cases, are believed to one of the groups of Murle tribesmen that attacked Lony village on July 29 and reportedly killing a couple and abducting ab·duct
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2. Physiology To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb. a child. UN CONDEMNATION In New York New York, state, United States
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