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Sudan accuses Chad of involvement in rebel attack

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Sudan accuses Chad of involvement in rebel attack


There are renewed tensions between Sudan and Chad following an attack near the Sudanese capital Khartoum by Darfur rebels in an effort to seize power. Sudan earlier cut diplomatic relations with Chad claiming the rebel attack was supported by Chadian President Idriss Deby. Chad has denied involvement. A senior army commander said security forces had captured more than 100 rebels.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said that everything was under control and that the rebel forces had been totally destroyed, but rebel leaders insist they are still in control of the suburb.

Rebels in the south and west of Sudan, Africa´s biggest country, have for decades complained of neglect by the arab-dominated central government in Khartoum. International experts estimate some 200,000 people have died and 2.5 million have been made homeless in Darfur since mostly non-Arab rebels took up arms five years ago.

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