ICG urges UN military intervention in Darfur

Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) said urged the UN Monday to threaten military intervention in the troubled Sudanese region of Western Darfur if government forces continue to target civilians in defiance of international humanitarian law.
The ICG accused Khartoum of indiscriminately targeting civilians in fighting with two rebel movements in Darfur.
It also said the government was obstructing relief supplies to the impoverished region.
ICG also suggested an arms embargo on Khartoum should it fail to respect a ceasefire signed between the warring parties last 8 April.
The UN, European Union and many human rights groups have accused the Sudanese government of arming the Janjaweed militia to loot and burn villages in Darfur, a charge categorically denied by Khartoum.

17 may 2004 11:50:00

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