August 7th , was marked by deadly fighting which erupted in Kalogui near Tawila locality in North Darfur between combatants of the Gathering of Sudan Liberation Forces (GSLF) and the Arab tribes. Three people were killed and dozens wounded but there was no official statement.
Head of the National Investigation Committee Mohamed al-Hassan Eltaishi held a press conference in El-Fasher to announce their recommendations to establish security and achieve stability in North Darfur and has recommended arresting the people responsible for the violence and collecting weapons.
National Investigation Committee recommended that “Parties should avoid verbal escalation, impose the authority of the state, arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice, and provide full support to solve problems,” Also, the committee recommended collecting weapons, support the displaced people who fled their areas after the clashes.
Eltaishi further called the residents of the Kalogui and Gallab areas to accept each other and promote peaceful coexistence.
The Arab tribes after the tribal clashes in EL-Genina the capital of West Darfur earlier this year had accused the former rebels of supporting the IDPs while Rapid Support Forces (RSF) were accused of backing the Arabs.
Suleiman Sandal Political Secretary of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) who is a member of the investigation committee expressed said there is no return to war and expressed their return to implement the Juba Peace Agreement despite these challenges.
He however denied that the peace agreement was limited to a particular tribe adding that it was “an agreement for all the Sudanese people,” and the armed groups are part of the government forces working under the command of the state security committee to protect civilians.
In July, the Sudanese government decided to deploy the joint forces which included the former rebels to protect farmers during the farming seasons. RSF Second Commander Abel Rahim Dalgo, reassured that the joint forces are now deployed in the clash zones to prevent any hostilities.
The former regime conducted several operations to disarm civilians and collect weapons. However, the Arab herders who were used by the al-Bashir regime to fight the rebel groups clashed with other ethnic groups many times in different parts of Darfur.
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