Skip to comments.Returned Darfur leader says working to topple regime
Posted on 10/08/2011 8:50:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
A top Darfuri rebel leader, back from Libya, told AFP he is working with other armed groups to topple the Sudanese regime and that UN reports of violence subsiding in Darfur are inaccurate...
Ibrahim heads the Justice and Equality Movement, Darfur's most heavily-armed group, and was a key player in the early days of the conflict, which first broke out in 2003 when he and other non-Arab rebels took up arms against the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum.
But he later sought refuge in Chad, which expelled him in May 2010 after a surprise rapprochement with Sudan, and he moved to Libya, whose then leader Moamer Kadhafi offered him sanctuary.
The war-torn region's other top rebel chiefs, Minni Minnawi and Abdelwahid Nur, are currently based in the Ugandan capital Kampala...
Ibrahim said even if there was a decline in violence in Darfur resulting from battles around populated areas, this was because some of the rebel factions had temporarily left the area, while alleging that the army's attacks continued.
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