UNAMID refutes Sudan's accusations on Darfur rebels

New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID ) Wednesday refuted the accusations made by the Sudanese Armed Forces that the m i ssion was in collaboration with the Darfur rebel, Justice and Equality Movement ( JEM).
The Pan African News Agency (PANA) reported that on Monday, a spokesman of the S udan Armed Forces allege that UNAMID supplied JEM rebels with six Hino ZY trucks loaded with food.
However, in a statement made available to PANA, the peacekeeping mission said: " UNAMID has never and will never collaborate in any form with any parties leading to the conflict in Darfur.
"The mission does not and shall not deviate from its responsibility and mandated obligation to serve as an impartial and honest broker in the peace process," it stated.
It also noted that, "these unfounded allegations will not negatively affect the good cooperation between the mission and the Sudanese government.
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03 february 2010 16:47:00




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