The Native Administration in Southern Darfur calls on the army and rapid support to negotiate

The Executive Office of the Southern Native Administration announced Darfur Allegiance to the rapid support and stand by him.

The office’s spokesman said in a video speech that the Native Administration in Southern Darfur calls on the army and the Rapid Support Forces to continue negotiating, and also condemns the killing of unarmed civilians and the destruction of official institutions by air forces.

It called on the people of these tribes in the army to align themselves with what it called “the people’s choice.” Twenty-two social components signed the statement, headed by the Bani Halba, the Tarjum, the Habaniya, the Fallata, the Misseriya, the Rizeigat and the Ta’aisha.

On Sunday evening, Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath sources revealed that the Rapid Support Forces had taken control of a number of police stations in the Darfur region, which consists of five states.

It is noteworthy that the army forces led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces led by Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo share areas of influence in this region, which has experienced bitter black years of fighting.

Painful memories

Since the start of the conflict between the two military forces in mid-April (2023), fears have escalated of the situation in Darfur escalating, especially since the region has witnessed intermittent tribal clashes over the past years.

This vast region, which is inhabited by several Arab and African tribes, and is famous for agriculture, and its area is approximately equivalent to France, is full of painful memories of the devastating civil war that lasted for years, leaving thousands of dead, in addition to major massacres between the tribes, two decades ago.

Fears of a civil war

The conflict broke out in 2003 when a group of rebels stood up to the government forces backed by the Janjaweed militia, which were famous at the time for riding horses, and the violence led to the killing of about 300,000 people and the displacement of millions.

Despite the many peace agreements, tension has continued since that time, like embers under the ashes, waiting for a spark to awaken it.

Violence has indeed escalated intermittently over the past two years before it calmed down relatively, only to flare up again following the conflict that erupted between the army and the Rapid Support Forces two months ago.

This infighting, which erupted between the two sides, fueled fears that this region would slip again into a fierce civil and tribal war.

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