Fighting erupts in southern Sudan

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February 6, 2011
Al Jazeera [Qatar]    
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"A rebellion by former pro-Khartoum fighters in the Upper Nile state of south Sudan against giving up their heavy weapons has sparked two days of clashes, leaving 20 people dead and at least 24 injured. The fighting around Malakal airport, close to the border with the north, began on Thursday when loyalists of Gabriel Tang, who commanded a pro-Khartoum force during the 1983 to 2005 civil war, objected to surrendering their heavy weaponry. The dead included two children and a Sudanese driver for the UN's refugee agency, officials said." (02/06/11)  

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