France condemns attack on UNAMID patrol team in Darfur

Paris, France (PANA) - France has condemned Monday's attack on the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) patrol, where three of its members were killed, the spokesman of the French Foreign Affairs ministry, Bernard Valero, declared Wednesday.

Speaking at a news briefing, Valero paid tribute to the work done daily by UNAMID soldiers and mostly for their role in the protection of civilians and displaced people in Darfur.

"France reaffirms its full support to the action of UNAMID in favour of security of the civilian populations of Darfur and calls on the Sudanese authorities to shed light on this bloody aggression against the peacekeeping force," said the spokesman of the Quai d’Orsay.

He also urged Khartoum to put an end to the impunity prevailing in Darfur, the western region of Sudan, which has been in the grip, since February 2003, of a bloody civilian war.

In spite of several peace agreements signed between the Sudanese government and the rebel movements, armed clashes have continue to make civilian victims and to constrain thousands of people to flee for safety.
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12 october 2011 16:21:16

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