Kadugli clashes continue, civilians seek refuge around UNMIS compound
9 June, 2011 (Miraya FM)
Fighting continued on Thursday in the city of Kadugli, in South Kordofan state, with widespread looting witnessed in the city's main market, Radio Miraya's correspondent reports. The armed clashes have led to the displacement of thousands of civilians outside Kadugli.
Between 6,000 to 7,000 civilians have taken shelter in a protection perimeter set-up by the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) adjacent to its compound in Kadugli, UNMIS Spokesperson, Kouider Zerrouk, said, adding, "we believe the recent fighting has resulted in casulaties but we can't ascertain the number at this moment."
Meanwhile, Kunda Juma, a political analyst said the military intervention is no solution for the South Kordofan issue. He told Radio Miraya that all parties to the conflict must engage in talks to find political solutions to their differences.
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